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Name Your Favorite WESTERN song...
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Cowboy Joe    Posted 05-15-2001 at 18:31:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Probably the most famous Western/Cowboy song is Gene Autry's classic BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN. The most famous Western Swing song ever recorded is Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' SAN ANTONIO ROSE. My all time favorite Western song is RAGTIME COWBOY JOE, written in Brooklyn, NY back in 1912. Anyone care to mention their favorite Country or WESTERN song(s)? Can anyone mention their least favorite/most obnoxious C&W song(s)? Any history or stories to tell behind your choices?

CowboysUnplugged    Posted 03-03-2002 at 18:15:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Long Black Veil (Lefty's Version) would make my list. Also, T for Texas, I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry (of course), and Keith Whitley's Till Each Tear You Cry Becomes A Rose.

Ole Cuss    Posted 05-29-2001 at 16:11:13       [Reply]  [No Email]

Riders in the Sky by Vaughn Monroe

Tom    Posted 05-28-2001 at 21:10:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
You gotta have Geo Jones in there. I can't get enough of Merle H. Ricky Skaggs, also some great Gospel stuff. and of course Flatt & Skruggs. Especially Earl and that 5 string.

Spence- Whatever happened to Hawkshaw Hawkins?    Posted 05-17-2001 at 10:14:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just wondering what this great crooner is
up to. Is he still kickn'?. Hope so.

magpie    Posted 05-17-2001 at 21:36:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Old Hawkshaw bit the dust or rock I should say with Patsy Cline and another singer I cant think of him, back mabey 30-40 years ago. Plane crash.

Johnny    Posted 05-16-2001 at 16:39:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How about Henson Cargill singing "Skip a rope" Says a lot about today's way of thinking " Don't worry about the rules, just play to win." Wish I had a CD of that album. Johnny in E.Tx.

Spence    Posted 05-16-2001 at 14:42:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Female: Makin Believe

Male: Your Cheatin Heart (by non other than
the king of Country. For those who afta ask, better switch to rock)

John    Posted 04-17-2002 at 18:38:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Henson Cargill has a new CD he is releasing. It does have "Skip a Rope" on it. Henson has e-mail at GARGILLMUSIC@AOL.COM It is new, so if you have any problems locating it let me know.

John    Posted 09-13-2002 at 16:23:00       [Reply]  [Send Email] for his new album
All American Cowboy.
Henson's new e-mail is

Dreamweaver    Posted 05-17-2001 at 16:05:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Spence, guess wez gonna be fuedin about who the king of country is, heehee........

wildflower    Posted 05-18-2001 at 06:12:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
No feudin'needed.You just call him Hank.Spence obviously know the best,when he hears it.

My father in law loved Hank and that was when I first got turned on to him,big time. Never have loved another as much as him,since!

'course we're not talking bluegrass,yet,either.That'll give some stiff competition.

Dave 2N    Posted 05-16-2001 at 10:34:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How about Roy Acuff and "The Wabash Cannonball?" Will that one count for this question?

Dave in Mo    Posted 05-16-2001 at 09:33:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Right now I'd have to say it's Alan Jackson's "Little Man" for me.

magpie    Posted 05-16-2001 at 08:49:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ian Tysons ballad of claude dallas, brings back memories if my teen years in S.E. Oregon. But also like Hank Williams sr. and Stonewall Jackson cant comment on dreamweavers G.S. never heard him. We havent watched T.V. in 8 years. (BTW) Ian Tyson is canadian, gotta wave my flag a bit.

Dreamweaver    Posted 05-17-2001 at 16:07:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Magpie - BTW - thanks for the grizzly, heehee.... anyway, PLEASE don't deprive yourself of living life without ever hearing him sing. He's been around lot longer than 8 years, and he's not on TV much anyway. He's a very private shy man, sings without a lot of hoopla, and is truly the KING OF MY HEART........

wildflower    Posted 05-16-2001 at 06:04:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anything Hank Williams. Sr not Jr. Don't care for Boseefus at all.

......I'm so looooonesome I cooooould cry.

Like Ghost Riders.. and Big Balls..too. Silver Threads and Golden Needles.

Midnight in Montgomery - Alan Jackson.Seminole Wind -John Anderson

I like ballads.

Patsy Cline and Crazy. More and more and more...

And what abt Bluegrass? Better yet!


Salmoneye    Posted 05-16-2001 at 04:24:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Theme from 'High Noon'...The original...Tex Ritter...can find lots of versions (even some by Tex Ritter) but not the one from the soundtrack to the movie.

Do not forsake me oh my Darlin'...

chief613    Posted 05-16-2001 at 02:38:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
How bout "when a buck was still silver",by Merlwe Haggard, gives ya something to think about there

IHank    Posted 05-15-2001 at 23:08:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cowboy Joe-

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Zelda Scott, Slim Hayes, and Sons of the Pioneers, that in another life (in the 1940's) were on WHO 1040 "clear channel" radio. Seems like they could and did everything and did it well, live. OK, probably just a Midwestern thing...

An artist where everybody should have some exposure & knowledge is Marty Robbins. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned him. Check out his Drifter album, for "Feleena", "Stampeed", "Mr Shorty", and "Never Tie Me Down".

Lots of good music is out there. A big problem is getting to listen to and enjoy it all!

"All drinking stopped while the tick of a clock said death would wait ten seconds more"... "... The cry that a cowbody fears the most..." "Dancing and laughter was what she was after..." Name that tune! Please, keep the tunes playing wherever you're at Cowboy Joe. IHank

Mudcat49    Posted 05-15-2001 at 20:29:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anything by Mel Tillis. (he's from my hometown and Pam's daddy)

LazyHorse    Posted 05-15-2001 at 19:50:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cool Water, Don't fence me in, He's runnin out of roundups. And many others. Oh and can't forget ghost riders in the sky.

Dreamweaver    Posted 05-15-2001 at 18:39:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does Amarillo By Morning count? GS - of course. If not, how about Milk Cow Blues or Big Ball's in Cowtown?

Cowboy Joe    Posted 05-15-2001 at 20:18:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Lazy Horse & Dreamweaver posted some good choices. Cool Water is a Sons of the Pioneers composition and a classic hit for the group. Don't Fence Me In was a big hit for Gene Autry, among others. Ghost Riders in the Sky was a hit for the SOP. Dreamweaver likes Amarillo By Morning which was recorded by your favorite, George Strait. Milk Cow Blues is an old Blues song composed and originally sung by Kokomo Arnold; also recorded in a western swing/blues style by Johnny Lee Wills and George Strait. Big Balls in Cowtown goes way back to Hoyle Nix & the West Texas Cowboys who wrote the song and made it a hit. Also George covered the song, I believe on one of his earlier LP's. Anyone else have a favorite song(s)?

coaltrain    Posted 05-15-2001 at 21:06:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hay Joe how about God must be a cowboy at heart!!!

Cowboy Joe    Posted 05-24-2001 at 20:09:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Coaltrain - That's one heck of a beautiful song. Dan Seals I believe had the hit with that one, although Chris LeDoux also recorded it.

seadaddy    Posted 08-09-2002 at 00:37:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
fightnn side of me. (merle haggard)

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