Cowboy songs


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3 comments for “Cowboy songs

  1. March 22, 2011 at 21:07

    Songs from my youth. Yippee-kai-yay!

  2. March 22, 2011 at 22:06

    Rawhide was my local team’s “theme tune” when I worked in Eastern Europe We sang it in restaurants in Warsaw, beer halls in Prague and in hotel bars around Europe. It was my favourite show as a small boy, they knew it anyway from “The Blues Brothers” and the lyrics are not hard to pick up, even in a second language! Happy days.

    I can take or leave Marty Robbins, but Johnny Cash sings three of my top 20 iTunes tracks (including the #1, “Folsom Prison Blues” which features the best line in any country song and would have been my choice here, much as I love Ghost Riders). My daughters mostly despise my musical taste (as is only right at their age) but I am happy to see the late lamented man in black features largely on their iPods. That gravelly voice was just the best for country music. It started where mine gets to (less tunefully) only after hours of beer and roaring.

    Thanks for the memories. It seems to me the glaring omission from this playlist is Jimmy Dean’s “Big Bad John.” A fine song, and an edifying moral tale of redemption through self-sacrifice. Good Country music never gets too far from its gospel roots.

  3. March 22, 2011 at 22:12

    Ah, Big Bad John – I remember. How about this one:

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