The Horse Trade
Vintage Videos • 4m 46s
Sunny deadpans a yarn about trying to come out on top a booger of a deal. Sunny Hancock performs "The Horse Trade" at the 5th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sunny Hancock was born and reared on a ranch outside of Williams, Arizona. He was either in or close to the cow business for most of his life. He started writing and reciting poetry as a young man. Sunny worked part time as a logger and also wrote about that occupation. He was known for his wit and dry humor. After retirement, he and his wife, Alice, lived in Lakeview, Oregon, where they had a house and five acres on which they “tried to fatten steers in the summer to pay the taxes.” He died in 2003.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, 1989.
Made possible by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.
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