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Thread #17996 Message #176149
Posted By: GUEST,Arkie
10-Feb-00 - 10:46 AM
Thread Name: Songs about farm folk
Subject: RE: Help: Songs about farm folk
On the lighter side, Guy Clark has a wonderful song about "Home Grown Tomatoes" and David Mallet has several songs which might be of interest, one about firewood and another about growning a garden, can't think of the title at the moment. The Copper Family has already been mentioned and I believe they recorded an album for Folk Legacy which might still be available as a custom cassette. Another source of songs and poems would be through Cowboy Gatherings that take place quite frequently. Poets such as Bruce Kiskaddon have written some fine poems about life in the west. One of my favorites is The Bronco Twister which describes a rural funeral and a eulogy by a tough cowboy. A search for cowboy gatherings on the internet would turn up some interesting leads. I was told that a similar thing, something like farm gatherings, had been started in the east, but I have no actual knowledge of such events.