To get into the spirit of
the time, here's a compilation of lyrics of songs from the nineteenth
century that would have been sung in the Wild West. It includes links to
sites containing the music, in case you don't know the tunes.
Some are songs of the American Civil War that would be patriotic for
either northerners or southerners, others are simply popular songs that
would be sung by anybody of the time. Cowboy campfires and saloons would
have been the sites of folk singing these rousing choruses and
sentimental ballads as they celebrated both the life of the West and
fondly recalled their past back in the East.
You may want to start singing now as you get into character for the
(Caution - links in this document may well