Cowboy's lament: a life on the open range

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In 1870, sixteen-year-old Frank Maynard left his home in Iowa and arrived in Towanda, Kansas, where he soon took a job helping to trail a small herd of cattle from Missouri to Colorado. Thus began his adventures as an open-range cowboy, a ten-year career that coincided with the peak of the great trail-drive era. Among the highlights of Maynard's time on the range were brushes with outlaws and encounters with famous lawmen, such as Bill Tilghman and Bat and Ed Masterson (he was in Dodge City when Ed was shot). On one drive Maynard was set upon and chased by irate German homesteaders; on another he narrowly escaped being killed by a man known as Slusher while driving horses from Kansas to Texas. But Maynard's most enduring contribution sprang from overhearing a version of an old Irish ballad in 1876 and reworking it as "The Cowboy's Lament," the standard most recognize today as "The Streets of Laredo." His role in adapting the song and his other colorful experiences on the trail have come to light with the recent discovery of his unpublished memoir. Now, alongside the frontier recollections of Charlie Siringo and Charles Colchord, Maynard's personal account offers a rare and revealing glimpse of the true Old West.
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auth_author2Hoy, James F.
authorMaynard, Frank, 1853-1926.
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display_description"In memoir, poetry, and prose, describes the adventures of Frank Maynard, an open range cowboy whose ten-year career coincided with the peak of the Great Plains trail-drive era. Folklore scholars credit Maynard with adapting Irish ballad 'The Unfortunate Rake' from its American version to the well known 'The Cowboy's Lament'"--Provided by publisher.
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seriesVoice in the American West
series_with_volumeVoice in the American West|
subject_facetAuthors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Cowboys -- Poetry
Cowboys -- West (U.S.) -- Biography
Cowboys' writings, American
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- History
Great Plains -- History -- 19th century
Maynard, Frank, -- 1853-1926
West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
West (U.S.) -- Poetry
title_displayCowboy's lament : a life on the open range
title_fullCowboy's lament : a life on the open range / Frank Maynard ; edited and Introduced by Jim Hoy ; foreword by David Stanley
title_shortCowboy's lament
title_suba life on the open range
topic_facetAuthors, American
Cowboys' writings, American
Frontier and pioneer life
Maynard, Frank