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					Cowboys and Entrepreneurs
I. Demand Looks for Supply
        Western Ranching
Spanish Contributions:
   Lariat (la reata), Chaps (chaparejos),
Rodeo (rodear), Hat, Saddlehorn, Roping
Methods

Southern Contributions:
    “Cowboy,” Herding Methods (dogs),
roundups, cattle drives
II. Tying the Nation Together
III. Enter the Entrepreneur
Joseph G. McCoy
IV. Cattle Drives
V. Corporations and the Spread
        of Ranching
VI. Bust Follows Boom
VII. An Ethnic Stew
Bill Pickett
             “The Cowboy’s Lament”
           (Or, “The Streets of Laredo”)

       As I walked out in the streets of Laredo
          As I walked out in Laredo one day
  I spied a young cowboy wrapped up in white linen
   Wrapped up in white linen and cold as the clay.

   “I see by your outfit that your are a cowboy.”
   These words he did say as I boldly stepped by.
  “Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story
    I’m shot in the breast and know I must die.”

  “Oh beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
     Play the Dead March as you carry me along
 Take me to the green valley and lay the sod o’er me
For I’m a young cowboy and I know I’ve done wrong.”

    It was “once in the saddle I used to go dashing
       It was once in the saddle I used to go gay
  First to the dram house and then to the cardhouse
    Got shot in the breast and I’m dying today.”

     “Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin
     Get six pretty maidens to bear up my pall
      Put branches of roses all over my coffin
     Put roses to deaden the clods as they fall.”
                “The Unfortunate Rake”

   As I was a-walking down by St. James' Hospital,
        I was a-walking down by there one day,
       What should I spy but one of my comrades
  All wrapped up in flannel though warm was the day.

I asked him what ailed him, I asked him what failed him,
         I asked him the cause of all his complaint.
  "It's all on account of some handsome young woman, '
               Tis she that has caused me to weep and lament."

  And had she but told me before she disordered me,
           Had she but told me of it in time,
   I might have got pills and salts of white mercury,
   But now I'm cut down in the height of my prime.

       Get six"young soldiers to carry my coffin,
           Six young girls to sing me a song,
    And each of them carry a bunch of green laurel
     So they don't smell me as they bear me along.

"Don't muffle your drums and play your fifes merrily,
     Play a quick march as you carry me along,
   And fire your bright muskets all over my coffin,
 Saying: There goes an unfortunate lad to his home."
                                                                              “The Cowboy’s Lament”
                “The Unfortunate Rake”                                      (Or, “The Streets of Laredo”)

   As I was a-walking down by St. James' Hospital,                      As I walked out in the streets of Laredo
        I was a-walking down by there one day,                             As I walked out in Laredo one day
       What should I spy but one of my comrades                    I spied a young cowboy wrapped up in white linen
  All wrapped up in flannel though warm was the day.                Wrapped up in white linen and cold as the clay.

I asked him what ailed him, I asked him what failed him,            “I see by your outfit that your are a cowboy.”
         I asked him the cause of all his complaint.                These words he did say as I boldly stepped by.
  "It's all on account of some handsome young woman, '             “Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story
               Tis she that has caused me to weep and lament."       I’m shot in the breast and know I must die.”

  And had she but told me before she disordered me,                  It was “once in the saddle I used to go dashing
           Had she but told me of it in time,                           It was once in the saddle I used to go gay
   I might have got pills and salts of white mercury,              First to the dram house and then to the cardhouse
   But now I'm cut down in the height of my prime.                   Got shot in the breast and I’m dying today.”

       Get six"young soldiers to carry my coffin,                     “Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin
           Six young girls to sing me a song,                         Get six pretty maidens to bear up my pall
    And each of them carry a bunch of green laurel                     Put branches of roses all over my coffin
     So they don't smell me as they bear me along.                    Put roses to deaden the clods as they fall.”

"Don't muffle your drums and play your fifes merrily,              “Oh beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
     Play a quick march as you carry me along,                        Play the Dead March as you carry me along
   And fire your bright muskets all over my coffin,               Take me to the green valley and lay the sod o’er me
 Saying: There goes an unfortunate lad to his home."             For I’m a young cowboy and I know I’ve done wrong.”
          Gilded Age Themes
•   New Industries From Old
•   Ties That Bind
•   Enter the Entrepreneur
•   Big Bucks
•   Big Vulnerability
•   Melting Pot or Stewpot?
The Domestication of the Plains: I
The Domestication of the Plains: I
The Domestication of the Plains: II

				
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