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Audio Recording Paul E. Young, Miles City, Montana, anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher, part 2

Anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher in the Western U.S.

About this Item

Title

  • Paul E. Young, Miles City, Montana, anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher, part 2

Names

  • Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
  • Johnson, Paula J., 1954- (Collector)
  • Young, Paul E. (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Miles City, Montana, August 9, 1979

Headings

  • -  Cowboy songs
  • -  Cowboys
  • -  Frontier and pioneer life
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Songs
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Miles City

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Field recordings
  • Songs
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings

Notes

  • -  Index data: Part 2 of a 4-part interview with Paul Young (age 87), retired cowboy and rancher, and author of a manuscript that was published after the project as Back Trail of an Old Cowboy (University of Nebraska Press, 1983), at his home in Miles City MT; to reduce noise, fieldworkers turn off the air conditioner at the start of the interview; the refrigerator is unplugged during part 3: Young explains that some of the songs he sings are from sheet music; sings "San Antonio" and "Cheyenne"; how he once saw the sheet music to "Cheyenne," his older sister had it; about trailing horses from Nevada to Colorado, then from Colorado to Montana; never went to an all-male cowboy dance, there were women In the country when he came up; about how a car wreck broke his hearing aid; about fiddlers, about a lady violinist who broke her contract with an orchestra in Billings, Nancy [Larsen Larson ?], and learned to play "Hell Among the Yearlings"; Paul Young was president of the Range Rider's Association for three years; repeat story of Nancy [Larsen Larson ?]; how Young first heard the Strawberry Roane in Utah, then a couple of times in Montana; sings one verse of "My Horses Ain't Hungry"; how Ace Reed, the cowboy-themed cartoonist, didn't know what a hoolihan (lariat throw), describes the houlihan and a rope corral; about day wranglers and night hawks; sings "I'm Riding Old Paint"; about how most cowboy songs were sung to steady walk of the horse; story of the man who tried too hard, the queer notion that a good cowboy was always quick; first segment of a story of how Young got the nickname "Pearl," connection to the Elks club [Brotherhood and Protective Order of the Elks, B.P.O.E.], continues in part 3.

Medium

  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20407
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0893
  • Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R22

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Paula J Johnson, and Paul E Young. Paul E. Young, Miles City, Montana, anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher, part 2. Miles City, Montana, August 9, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20407/.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W., Johnson, P. J. & Young, P. E. (1979) Paul E. Young, Miles City, Montana, anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher, part 2. Miles City, Montana, August 9. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20407/.

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Paula J Johnson, and Paul E Young. Paul E. Young, Miles City, Montana, anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher, part 2. Miles City, Montana, August 9, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20407/>.