This song is about a real important part of stockmanship. The gather is where you teach the cattle to handle, or not handle, if you approach it wrong. As Wylie sings about, it is my favorite part of cowboying. He even mentions a dog, so it is the perfect song for this week. Wylie is a good cowboy, great ambassador for Montana, and as I have always been a big fan of good yodeling, I feel he is one of the best yodeler’s I have heard. He does not yodel in this song (it would probably spook the gather) so I hope you will listen to more.
~ Curt Pate