Charlie Rutlage

Song TitleCharlie Rutlage (Search)
Composer(s):Charles Ives
Author(s):Traditional (collected by John A. Lomax, possibly by D. J. O'Malley)
Keyword(s) & Features: Afterlife; Blessings; Brave; Charlie; Circles; Cowboys; Cowherders; Cows; Creatures; Cutting; Danger; Death; Death of a Loved One; Eternity; Faces; Falling; Families; Farms; Fate; Finishing; Forward; Freedom; Friends; Gates; Gay; Glee; Gold; Grace; Grasping; Graves; Grief; Hands; Herds; Hills; History; Horses; Kid White; Meeting; Men; Mocking; Moments; Morning; Mourning; One Octave or Less; Parents; Past; Ranches; Recounting; Relatives; Resting; Reverence; Riding; Running; Rutlage, Charlie; Shining; Spring; Spurring; Stocks; Texas; Third; Thrones; Tough; Turning; Vacancy; Working
First LineAnother good cowpuncher has gone to meet his fate (Search)
Average Duration2:45 (Search)
Year of composition 1920 - 1921 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Larger WorkCowboy Songs (Search)
Musical FormModified ternary (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Audio Source
Catalog DesignationS. 226 (Search)
Range: D4 - D5 (Search)
NotesAuthor listed as "Kid" O'Malley in Crawford and Wierzbicki, Music in the United States of America, vol. 12, Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, American Musicological Society, 2004, p. 293 (Search)
ContributorAL (Search)
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