“Heelin' Bill”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951
Keywords: cowboy death recitation moniker


"Contestants galore and fans by the score Set roostin' the gates of Saint Pete...." The various rodeo riders who have died are recalled. Finally we see "amongst them all, on old Fireball, There set ol' Heelin' Bill."


The number of famous bronc riders listed in this song probably tells us something about the profession.... - RBW

Historical references


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 36, "Heelin' Bill" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ohr036