The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1578   Message #5526
Posted By: Rodney Rawlings
22-May-97 - 08:24 AM
Thread Name: Query: Ghost Riders
Subject: RE: Query: Ghost Riders
How wonderful to hear the story of how "Riders in the Sky" came to be written.

Interesting how the word "ghost" appeared ghostly-like in parentheses in the title at one point! It's easy to see how that happened, though.

Something similar seems to have happened to "Blue Spanish Eyes" in reverse - "blue" got dropped.

It's the best cowboy song I know (though I admit I don't know many). I agree it's not a folk song quite. Oh, well!