Coyote (Canis latrans)

I recorded coyotes yipping and howling in the bosque and wrote a song to go with the canine chorale. It was dark when they went off on their bosque flashmob; however, whenever the coyotes start yipping and howling right at sundown we never see them as they are hidden in the brush and undergrowth in the bosque. The coyotes do flashmob howling quite often, and they sound close and often howl from all sides.  I don’t have videos of coyotes; therefore, I used photos I’ve done of coyotes, plus videos of me and the guitars I played on the song.

About the guitars. I finished building the Black Tele last week. I built it with standard Tele pickups, so it has a nice twangy sound to it. The blonde jazz guitar is a Guild A-150B with a DeArmond Rhythm Chief 1000 floating pickup.

Lyrics and Music by Timothy Price

howling in the night
Canine chorus
Offers up a fright

Binomial chorale
Reverbs through the trees
Like a bosque flashmob
Surround sound and for free

Dusk falls
Latrans he rejoices
Yipping, screeching, howls
A cacophony of voices

29 thoughts on “Coyotes

  1. Cool music! That sounds like a lot of coyotes out there sounding off together! We used to hear them but I don’t think there were nearly as many.

  2. Fantastic song and video Tim! I love the Black Tele too, beautiful! Speaking of pickups, I recently met the charming woman who started the Seymour Duncan company, she has many great stories! Have you used their pickups?

    • Thanks, Tiffany. Yes. I have used their pickups. I’m sure she has lots of interesting stories to tell.

  3. So great! You obviously live in a place just like The Holler where the Lords of the Night rule uber al. Just please talk to my cat. Herbert got out and has decided he now wants to go play with the coyotes.

  4. I’m always enjoying your musical adventures, Tim! And two beautiful looking guitars too…
    The coyotes sound scary and intriguing. They always remind me of the classic Road Runner cartoons.

  5. The howling coyotes-I don’t believe I heard so many at once even when we lived in a small town in the Arizona desert. The images are, of course, fabulous. I especially like the last one.
    The guitars, the song writing, the videos -I remain so very impressed with the rate of creativity!!!

  6. Enjoyed the music video, Tim! We have coyotes here, but mostly what we hear are the grey foxes. Their growly bark sounds are not as lyrical as the coyotes.

    The guitars look great!

    • Thanks, Lavinia. We have fox, But I never see or hear them. The coyotes can really get a good chorus going.

  7. Great tune Tim! “Coyote” in D (dog) Minor. Dog on it… I like the melody and the Howling vocals. You can always count on the locals for great vocals.


    • Thanks, Donna. I can see a dog liking it. My cats were not enthused with it when I played it over the speakers.

  8. Awesome on all levels Tim. My kind of country music.Guitars are beautiful. My brother built one once, so I have some idea of the work involved.

    • Thanks, Angela. I’m happy you liked it. Solid body electric guitars aren’t too bad, but still a lot of work. I would not attempt to build an acoustic or hollow body guitar.

  9. Just listening to ending. ….. done now.
    That was wonderful! The coyotes have some great voices. You mixed them perfect with your fab song. Guitar sounds great!

  10. Justice for coyote!!!! [if you’re wondering where this came from is from the cartoon with Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner] Love the tune, the guitars, your singing and the coyotes backing vocals!

    • Thanks, Marina. Wiley E. Coyote always got the raw deal in the cartoon. Coyote justice is the way it is out here, unless they run into the mountain lion. I really you like the song. It’s one of my favorites.

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