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Adams, James Barton    Poet's Biography
9 poems available by this author


A COWBOY ALONE WITH HIS CONSCIENCE    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: When I ride into the mountains on my little broncho
Last Line: When thar ain't nobody near him, 'ceptin' god.
Subject(s): Conscience; Cowboys; Ranch Life; Solitude; West (U.s.); Loneliness; Southwest; Pacific States


A COWBOY TOAST    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: Here's to the passing cowboy, the plowman's pioneer
Last Line: With cattle, cattle, cattle, and sage and sand and sun.
Subject(s): Cattle; Cowboys; Ranch Life; West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


A COWBOY'S HOPELESS LOVE    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: I've heard that story ofttimes about that little chap
Last Line: An' shun the loco weed o' love when there's an angel round.
Subject(s): Cowboys; Love; Ranch Life; West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


A COWBOY'S WORRYING LOVE    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: I ust to read in the novel books 'bout fellers that
Last Line: An' a-throwin' the breath o' life away bunched up into sighs. Heigh-ho!
Subject(s): Cowboys; Love; Ranch Life; West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


AT A COWBOY DANCE    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: Git yer little sage hens ready
Last Line: Keno! Promenade to seats.
Subject(s): Cowboys; Dancing & Dancers; Ranch Life; West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


BILLY, HE'S IN TROUBLE    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: I've got a letter, parson, from my son, away out west
Last Line: Bill's in the legislatur, but he doesn't say what fur.
Subject(s): Letters; Messages & Messengers; Shame


COWBOY VERSUS BRONCHO    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: Haven't got no special likin' fur the toney sorts o'
Last Line: An' mistook the proper time to have it out.
Subject(s): Animals; Cowboys; Horses; Ranch Life; West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


THE COWBOY'S DANCE SONG    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: Now you can't expect a cowboy to agitate
Last Line: When I put the cowboy trimmings on that high-toned dance.
Subject(s): Cowboys; Dancing & Dancers; Ranch Life; West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


THE TRANSFORMATION OF A TEXAS GIRL    Poem Text        
First Line: She was a texas maiden, she came of low degree
Last Line: Had rested there for ages above a flow of oil?
Subject(s): Cowboys; Petroleum; Ranch Life; Texas; West (U.s.); Oil; Southwest; Pacific States