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Thread #18855   Message #191983
Posted By: Kim C
08-Mar-00 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
Subject: RE: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
Ohmagawd, I LOVE cowboy music. It's my true first love but believe it or not, here in Tennessee, there ain't much call for yodelers. My all-time favorite cowboy song is Michael Burton's Night Rider's Lament. I just love the lonesome feel of the song, plus it is one of the first songs I yodeled in public. So it's a little special. Also, the Great Don Edwards recorded Badger Clark's poem, "A Bad Half Hour" to the tune of "Annie Laurie." This makes me bawl no matter how many times I hear it. The downside is that I think of it whenever I perform Annie Laurie! Oh well.

I really love all the old songs, plus a bunch of the new ones (Ian Tyson & Don Edwards especially).

The Cowboy Celtic album ain't too bad.

Regards ---Kim