“Doney Gal”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910
Keywords: cowboy horse work
Found in: US(So)

Description

"A cowboy's life is a weary thing, Rope and brand and ride and sing.... Rain or shine, sleet or snow, Me and my Doney gal are bound to go." The cowboy describes the hard work he and his horse do as they herd the cattle

Notes

"Doney" is a variant of "dona", from the Italian word "donna," meaning "woman." - PJS

References

  1. Lomax-FSNA194, "Doney Gal" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Fife-Cowboy/West 85, "Doney Gal" (3 texts, 1 tune)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 106, "Doney Gal" (1 text)
  4. DT, DONEYGAL*
  5. Roud #3587
  6. BI, LoF194