Lone Prairie, Sheet Music


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Lone Prairie, Sheet Music


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in pencil on the front side and in carbon on the reverse side. The document was removed from a bound volume. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is significant fraying along the right edge. There are two moderate tears at the lower left edge. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right of the document's music notation. The document "That Little Black Mustache," Sheet Music 02 is located at the top of the leaf. The documents "The Blind Girl," Sheet Music 02, Copy and "The Last Fierce Charge," Sheet Music 03 are located on the reverse side.


Ballads -- American Cowboys -- Songs and music Death -- Songs and music Last words -- Songs and music Burial -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Dyeing Cowboy. The Dying Cowboy's Prayer. Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie. Oh Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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Musical notation


Sheet music


The Dying Cowboy

Oh, bury me no on the lone prairie.
These words come slow and mournfully from the palid lips of the youth who lay on his dying couch at the close of day.

Classification Title

Lone Prairie, Sheet Music

Document Title

The Dying Cowboy

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Native American Ballads - 262 Randolph, 184 Laws, B 2 Cox, 54

Dimensions - Original

173 mm x 211 mm

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Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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