“Fritz Truan, a Great Cowboy”

Author: Larry Finley
Earliest date: 1973
Keywords: cowboy horse soldier death recitation

Description

"Over the divide a great cowboy did go, To ride broncs in heaven at the big rodeo. I've watched him ride since I was fifteen, Up till the day he became a marine." Truan's skill is remembered; the poet "bet[s] Fritz got a hundred before they got him."

Notes

According to Ohrlin, Truan won sundry world championship events in 1939 and 1940, but joined the Marines during World War II and perished. - RBW

Historical references

References

  1. Ohrlin-HBT 35, "Fritz Truan, a Great Cowboy" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ohr035