Mudcat Café message #3719896 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157563   Message #3719896
Posted By: Rapparee
29-Jun-15 - 06:16 PM
Thread Name: Song Title please ?-I Ride an Old Paint
Subject: RE: Song Title please ?-I Ride an Old Paint
Just to add to the fun:

This spring herding promoted much discussion of stock that had not "weathered well" and of "dogies" and "dobes," these last being calves or yearling cattle that were still scrubby and anemic from the scant food of the cold months.
         --Philip Ashton Rollins, The Cowboy: his characteristics, his equipment, and his part in the development of the West. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2007; Scribners, 1924, p. 163.

According to Black Cowboys of the Old West by Tricia Martineau Wagner (Twodot, 2011), the song "Good-bye, Old Paint" was composed by Charley Willis (1847-?), pages 110-124.

I don't find anything on either one in Katie Lee's Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle.