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Thread #17944   Message #1071409
Posted By: GUEST,Jon Dudley
13-Dec-03 - 03:25 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Santa Fe Trail
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Santa Fe Trail
Peter Bellamy's recording is stunning.

I see there's a version of this song in the Lomaxes 'Cowboy Songs and other Frontier Ballads'. The argument for its being 'one of the most copyrighted & stolen songs in America' seems to be well substantiated by the copyright being attributed to Sherwin and Klickmann 1934 (!) Robbins Music Corp. in this instance.

Aside from this...what fabulous lyrics! viz. "and they drink fancy tea by the pail etc. etc" A great tune too. Love it.

Hello Charlie by the way.