Cowboy Singers and Poets


A cowboy is an independent thinker who loves the freedoms that are part of the west, the prairie, the welcoming frontier.
He's part of the out of doors. It's where he lives much of his life. It's in his blood.

He loves the earth, moon and stars, almost as much as the antelope, deer, cattle and his favorite horse.
The beauty of the sky, the mountains, the rivers and the plains inspire his songs and poetry.
Hard work and a job well done mean, at the end of the day, it's time for a song.

Cowboy Singers and Poets is dedicated to "the Spirit of the Cowboy".

Riders' Rules by Roy Rogers

Horse Shoes Millions of kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's (c. 1945-1965) were devoted fans of Roy Rogers. Kids in those years were raised with morals and values ... taught not only by parents, neighbors, teachers and clergy but also by some of their radio/TV heroes.

I can remember being such a fan of Roy that I wore cowboy boots to school and my mom, a seamstress, made custom western shirts for me. I recall one day in 4th grade wearing my boots and a new western shirt to school. That day I shared Roy Rogers Rider's Rules with the class. Reading those in a public school classroom today would likely get me tossed out of school.

Today a student can curse the teacher, dump the waste basket on the floor and totally disrupt the class with no consequences. Would a kid having been taught some basic values at home and possibly at school give the disruptive kid a world view that would help him both survive and succeed? We think so.

The lack of respect for teachers, police officers, parents, various authority figures and the issues that result continue to mount. Intelligent educators and administrator apparently have no clue what to do. We believe teaching and modeling rules, values and morals can help the current and future generations.

These cowboys endorse Roy's Riders' Rules: Duke, Orin, and JL.

Riders' Rules by Roy Rogers

  1. Be neat and clean.
  2. Be courteous and polite.
  3. Always obey your parents.
  4. Protect the weak and help them.
  5. Be brave but never take chances.
  6. Study hard and learn all you can.
  7. Be kind to animals and take care of them.
  8. Eat all your food and never waste any.
  9. Love God and go to Sunday school regularly.
  10. Always respect our flag and our country.
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Cowboy Singers & Poets
c/o Jonathan Little
605 Deer Trail Road
Durango, CO 82303