Who Sang When the Cactus Is in Bloom? Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie Arlo Guthrie cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Jimmie Rodgers
release date: 1974
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 2:21

Cattle prowl and the coyotes howl
Out on the Great Divide
Never done no wrong, just singin' a song
As down the trail I ride

Rattle snakes rattle at the prairie dogs
You can hear that mournful tune
'Cause it's round-up time, a-way out west
When the cactus is in bloom
Yodel...

CHORUS
Daylight comes and the cowhands yell
They call out every man
Throw my saddle on my old cow horse
I drink my coffee from a can
The sun goes down on the cattle trail
And I'm gazin' at the moon
'Cause it's round-up time, a-way out west
When the cactus is in bloom
Yodel . . .

Now we don't have cold weather
It never snows or rains
This is where the sun shines best
Out on the western plains
Some of the boys are gone away
But they will be back soon
'Cause it's round-up time, a-way out west
When the cactus is in bloom
Yodel...

CHORUS





Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Won't Be Long
  • 2 Presidential Rag
  • 3 Deportees
  • 4 Children of Abraham
  • 5 Nostalgia
  • 6 When the Cactus Is in Bloom
  • 7 Me and My Goose
  • 8 Bling Blang
  • 9 Go Down Moses
  • 10 Hard Times
  • 11 Last to Leave

  • Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin