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American Ballads and Folk Songs
COWBOY TO PITCHING BRONCO
A practice, once common in Texas, called for boasting talk from the probably scared cowboy as the wild horse, ridden for the first time, began his frantic pitching to dislodge his rider. Each line of the chant measures the period while the horse is in the air. The chant goes on indefinitely, other verses being added or the first being repeated, until the final exclamation when the horse suddenly stops to breathe.






E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III