“Cowboy in Church”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910
Keywords: clergy clothes cowboy
Found in: US


The cowboy wanders into church in his work clothes, noting "on the plains we scarcely know a Sunday from a Monday." The crowd is upset, though the preacher too is dressed in "the trappings of his trade." He reflects on how people look down on cowboys



  1. Ohrlin-HBT 7, "Cowboy in Church" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #8020
  3. BI, Ohr007