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Thread #34307   Message #462087
Posted By: DougR
14-May-01 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Don't Fence Me In (Cole Porter)
Subject: RE: Don't fence me in
THREAD CREEP TRIVIA! I attended a rodeo in Dublin, Texas with my dad and a couple of friends in the mid-forties. The stock for the rodeo was owned by Gene Autry and Everett Colburn, who owned a ranch near Dublin. Gene Autry was the featured performer with the Cass County Boys. He announced that he was going to sing a song and dedicate it to TOJO, Japan's military leader during WW II. He was dressed in his Warrant Officer's uniform, as he sang "Don't Fence Me In." The crowd loved it.