Prescott, Arizona: Sharlot Hall Museum Press, 1987. Printing identification statement for this book: Seventh Edition with new material. Original wraps. 8vo., die-cut stamped cover, pp. 31, frontispiece drawing of a cowboy roping a steer by J.R. Williams, frontispiece photograph of Gail "Buster Jig" Gardner at 19. Brief autobiography, cowboy poetry / music / songs, notes, glossary, appendix-music for selected poems. -- A bare hint of external wear. --. Fine condition. Item #10647
"Way up high in the Sierry Petes, where the yeller pines grow tall, Old Sandy Bob an’ Buster Jig, had a rodeer camp last fall. . . In the song, Sandy Bob is Bob Heckle. He is also an uncle of country music star, Marty Robbins. Buster Jig is Gail. He picked up that moniker from his father’s initials. His father, James I. Gardner, ran a local general merchandise store and his son Gail was called “Buster J.I.G.”-Arizonaoddities.com. -- You can read the whole poem and a short bio of Gail at the website just noted. -- Well worth the visit.