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Thread #110176   Message #2636307
Posted By: Joe Offer
20-May-09 - 02:52 AM
Thread Name: Origins/Add Verses: Cool Water (Bob Nolan)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cool Water: Missing verse
Hi, Mr. Happy. I think I've heard it both ways, but both Sons of the Pioneers recordings have:
Since Bob Nolan was a member of the Sons of the Pioneers, I'll stick with their version. The Riders in the Sky trio recording has "you and me." "You and me" is what you would expect, but it you study the metrical pattern, I think you'll find that Nolan's "me first" rhyme fits perfectly but subtly.

Bob Nolan was one heck of a good songwriter.