The Poetry and Music of Red Steagall, including original artwork by members of the Cowboy Artists of America plus hand written lead sheets of Steagall's music.
Editor and foreward, Joyce Roach
It shows the passion he has for the cowboy way of life that is promonant in his poems and songs.
There's a wide assortment of poems including those about faith and values but my favorite is, "The Wagon Tongue". It wasn't until reading this poem that I learned that on early cattle drives north to the railheads the cook would always point the cook wagon tongue toward the North Star in the evening so the men would know which way to start in the morning. That's because the North Star and the Sun were the only means of telling directions on the flat prairies of Texas.
This is one of my treasured books and if you believe in a life of faith, value, and hard work ethic I think it will become one of yours.
By Howard L. Dixon