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Thread #30315   Message #2615038
Posted By: Art Thieme
20-Apr-09 - 03:13 PM
Thread Name: Origins/lyr/tune: Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Subject: RE: Tune Req: music copy of Ragtime Cowboy Joe?
In Israel, in the town of Haifa, a fellow named Joseph lost his cool and shot Mayor Newton of that town dead. He then ran looting through the streets. After the police shot him dead, they looked into his past and found out that he sometimes worked on a farm, and also, that his mother had lived in Barcelona, Spain in a convent -- for many years. A song was written about it. I only recall one of the lines. It went something like: "Haifa lootin', Newton shootin' son of a nun from Barcelona---Part time plowboy, Joe!"

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