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Thread #18855   Message #191694
Posted By: Songster Bob
08-Mar-00 - 12:53 AM
Thread Name: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
Subject: RE: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
I sing the original version of "Border Affair" ("Spanish Is the Loving Tongue"), with its unconcious racist line "She was Mex and I was white," though in performance I usually repeat the line about "They want me for that gambling fight." Whatever line I sing, it's still one of my favorite western songs.

My trio, "Sidekicks," does mostly western songs, so I've heard a lot of the ones mentioned already. Another great one is "Old Bill Pickett," about a black cowboy and rodeo star of the 20s, but it's not "beautiful" the way some of the others mentioned here are. If Sidekicks ever does a recording (more than our four-song demo, that is), more folks will have the chance to hear George Stephens sing "Blue Mountain" or "Night Riders Lament" or "Stockman's Last Bed" (an Aussie drover song). That's a treat to look forward to, as some of the DC folks can attest to.

Bob Clayton