The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92247   Message #2235533
Posted By: GUEST,John Kidder
13-Jan-08 - 02:27 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Short Grass (Ian Tyson)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Short Grass by Ian Tyson
Great to find this thread.

I used to cowboy for a living in the interior of BC, mostly at the Douglas Lake Cattle Company - for years, the lines

"early evening light
the boys practice roping
day fades away, the night rolls on
lives of pride, men who ride
they keep the old skills that came up the trail
from Mexico"

have resonated with me and taken me right back to standing around outside the cowcamp cabin, practicing roping all right, or braiding one more piece of gear.

Tyson and Stan Rogers had the gift of capturing the life of a working person in all sorts of venues.