The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24078   Message #278178
Posted By: Alice
15-Aug-00 - 11:26 AM
Thread Name: Gender and the soprano voice
Subject: RE: Gender and the soprano voice
Joerg, the song is called THE NIGHT RIDER'S LAMENT, a contemporary song. It is about a man who receives a letter while he is working as a cowboy herding cattle. The people in cities (an old girlfriend) don't understand why someone would live that kind of life out in the West. "... but they've never seen the Northern Lights, they've never seen a hawk on the wing, they've never seen the spring hit the Great Divide, they've never heard old camp cookie sing..." It tells of the beauty of living the cowboy life in the West.

You were probably just trying to flirt with W.W., but the subject of rape is very threatening to women, so it is not something we joke about. This must be a language barrier??