Música Western

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Western swing
Orígenes musicales Música folclórica, Folk
Orígenes culturales Oeste de Estados Unidos
Instrumentos comunes violín - guitarra - steel guitar - banjo - contrabajo - harmónica - piano - tambores
Popularidad Alta entre los años 30 y 60.
Derivados Música country
Western swing

La música wéstern (no confundir con country & western) se origina como una forma en la música folclórica de Estados Unidos. Originariamente, se componía por y para gente asentada y que trabajaba en el Oeste de Estados Unidos y las praderas canadienses.

Directamente relacionada con las antiguas baladas inglesas, escocesas y de folk irlandés, la música wéstern celebraba la vida del cowboy de las amplias praderas del oeste de Norteamérica,[1]​ aunque la música mexicana del sudoeste norteamericano también se vio influenciada por el desarrollo de este género.

La música wéstern comparte raíces similares a la música hillbilly o folk de los Apalaches, desarrollada en los montes Apalaches, separada pero paralela al género wéstern. La industria musical de mediados del siglo XX, unió ambos conceptos bajo el nombre de country & western y que más adelante amalgamaría también a la música country.

Algunas canciones Western[editar]

  • Abilene
  • Along the Navajo Trail
  • Along the Santa Fe Trail
  • Back in the Saddle Again
  • Ballad of the Alamo
  • Big Iron
  • Billy the Kid
  • Blue Prairie
  • Blue Shadows on the Trail
  • Bonanza (tema central)
  • Buenas Tardes Amigo
  • Buffalo Gals (Wont You Come Out Tonight?)
  • Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
  • Call of the Canyon
  • Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie
  • Cattle Call
  • Cheyenne
  • Cimarron (Roll On)
  • Cocaine Blues
  • Cool Water
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas
  • Dont Fence Me In
  • Dont Take Your Guns to Town
  • El Paso
  • El Paso City
  • Folsom Prison Blues
  • Ghee on My Hands
  • Ghost Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)]]
  • Git Along, Little Dogies
  • Halfway to Montana
  • Happy Trails
  • Hold On
  • Hold on Little Dogies
  • Home on the Range
  • I Ride an Old Paint
  • I Want to Be a Cowboys Sweetheart
  • Im an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande
  • Little Joe the Wrangler
  • Man Walks Among Us
  • Night Riders Lament
  • Oh My Darling, Clementine
  • Oh! Susanna
  • Pistol Packin Mama
  • Red River Valley
  • Red Wing
  • Rocky Mountain Express
  • Rogue River Valley
  • Running Gun
  • San Antonio Rose
  • Sioux City Sue
  • Song of the Sierras
  • Strawberry Roan
  • Streets Of Laredo (The Cowboys Lament)
  • Sweet Betsy from Pike
  • Texas Plains
  • The Cowboys Life
  • The Last Roundup
  • The Lone Star Trail
  • The Masters Call
  • The Old Chisholm Trail
  • The Soughrty Peaks
  • The Wayward Wind
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas
  • Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • Utah Carol
  • Way out There
  • When the Cactus Is in Bloom
  • Young Wesley
  • Zebra Dun

Cantantes Western[editar]

Véase también[editar]


  1. Lomax, Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads, Collector's Note: "Out in the wild, far-away places of the big and still unpeopled west—in the caňons along the Rocky Mountains, among the mining camps of Nevada and Montana, and on the remote cattle ranches of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona—yet survives the Anglo-Saxon ballad spirit that was active in secluded districts in England and Scotland even after the coming of Tennyson and Browning. ... In some such way have been made and preserved the cowboy songs and other frontier ballads contained in this volume."


  • Cannon, Hal. Old Time Cowboy Songs. Gibbs Smith. ISBN 0-87905-308-9
  • Green, Douglas B. Singing in the Saddle: The History of the Singing Cowboy. Vanderbilt University Press, August 2002. ISBN 0-8265-1412-X
  • Hull, Myra. "Cowboy Ballads". Kansas Historical Quarterly. 8:1 (February 1939) 35-60 (accessed November 29, 2007).
  • Lomax, John A., M.A. Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads. The MacMillan Company, 1918. Online edition (pdf)
  • O'Neal, Bill; Goodwin, Fred. The Sons of the Pioneers. Eakin Press, 2001. ISBN 1-57168-644-4
  • Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys. Early Cowboy Band. British Archive of Country Music, 2006. CD D 139
  • Quay, Sara E. Westward Expansion. Greenwod Press, 2000. ISBN 0-313-31235-4
  • Shirley, Glenn "Daddy of the Cowboy Bands. Oklahoma Today (Fall 1959), 9:4 6-7, 29.
  • Thorp, N. Howard "Jack". Songs of the Cowboys. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1908, 1921.
  • White, John I. Git Along Little Dogies: Songs and Songmakers of the American West. (Music in American Life) series, University of Illinois Press, 1989 reprint. ISBN 0-252-06070-9

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