Song

I Ride an Old Paint

Written by
[Traditional]
Language
English
Comments
American cowboy song originating in the 1800s and probably sung by cowboys to keep themselves awake while working. Composition of the song is frequently credited to Texas fiddler Jess Morris; however, Morris says he learned the song from a black cowboy named Charley Willis. It is unknown where Willis learned the song. The song is collected as #915 in the Roud Folk Music Index.