It’s Round-Up Time in Texas . . .

Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury.
 
For the longest time, “roundup time in Texas” meant “headin’ up and movin’ out” cattle. Cowboys atop horses undertook the
massive undertaking. They paid special heed to the “young ‘uns”--“little dogies,” if the song lyrics are to be trusted. (NOT doggies, “dogies,” long “o.”) Whoops, hollers and thundering hooves were sounds of excitement, all of this happening “when the bloom was on the sage,” harmonized by the Sons of the Pioneers.…
 
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