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Thread #10416   Message #3699897
Posted By: Dono
05-Apr-15 - 09:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Last Wagon (Foster/Critchlow)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Last Wagon (Foster/Critchlow)
According to liner notes on one of my Smithsonian LPs, apparently lots of the old time cowboys sang to the cattle at night to keep them calm, and many wrote their own songs. They couldn't transcribe the tune but they posted the lyrics (poems) in cattlemens' newspapers. Only a few original tunes to those cowboy songs are known, such as those by Badger Clark. The Last Wagon was such a song. I have the Slim Critchlow 45 rpm record. Have no idea how he discovered the original poem.

and Hi Sandy... love your records!