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Posted By: Artful Codger
30-Oct-10 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: Where is our Catter Cowboy Songs?
Subject: RE: Where is our Catter Cowboy Songs?
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A pretty song, but shouldn't that accolade be reserved for a song that actually was sung during the cowboy era, rather than one riding the shirttails over half a century after that era's passing? The cowboy life may still live on as a ghost of its former self--a day job with the truck and feed lot more integral than the horse and open range--but none of these modern songs, written more for the recording studio than the campfire, qualifies as a real cowboy song. IMO, of course. (Sorry, that remark just touched one of my pet peeves, as do any that include claims like "ultimate".)