“The Gol-Darned Wheel”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910
Keywords: humorous cowboy technology injury
Found in: US(SW)

Description

The cowboy boasts of his skill with horses. But a tenderfoot brings in a "gol-darned wheel" (bicycle). The cowboys get the singer to ride it, but it won't stop when he pulls on the handles. He crashes, but is glad that the "wheel" is even more damaged

Notes

This song is item dB38 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW

Recordings

References

  1. Ohrlin-HBT 16, "The Gol-Darned Wheel" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, GDWHEEL*
  3. ADDITIONAL: Hal Cannon, editor, _Cowboy Poetry: A Gathering_, Giles M. Smith, 1985, pp. 10-11, "The Gol-Darned Wheel" (1 text)
  4. Roud #4043
  5. BI, Ohr016