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Thread #51310   Message #4115554
Posted By: GUEST,#
05-Aug-21 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Town of Old Dolores(James Grafton Rogers)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Town of Old Delores (James Grafton Rogers
pattyClink: Here's a c/p of what was printed on that link.

" From a 2005 interview on the "Calling All Cowboys" radio program, broadcast on 88.9 KPOV, High Desert Community Radio, Bend Oregon. Katie Lee is backed up by Jim Cornelius on guitar.

In her marvelous book, "Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story, and Verse," Katie included the following letter from James Grafton Rogers, who wrote the lyrics to "Old Delores."

Dear Miss Lee:
Your letter of April 27th on the song Old Dolores was forwarded to me during two months travels and I have just returned. I am sorry for the delay. I wrote the words to the song Old Dolores about 1912 and to an adaptation of The Weaver (or Foggy Foggy Dew as you suggest). I enclose a copy here. There was an article on it a year or so ago in the Rocky Mountain News. George A. H. Fraser, a retired lawyer in Denver, wrote an additional verse sometimes printed, as in the song book of the University Club of Denver called the "Golden Treasury", but not in this copy I'm sending you. The song has been widely sung over radio but not as widely as another song of mine about the same date, "The Santa Fe Trail." "Dolores" was suggested by a village, now I think deserted, in the Ortiz Mountains of New Mexico, southeast of Santa Fe. It was a well-known cattle drive point in the 1860s and 70s. A movie short was taken on the site, and I saw it in South America with Spanish words!

Sincerely, James Grafton Rogers

"Calling All Cowboys" is available for streaming 24/7/365. There is a new show every Tursday PM (Pacific). "

Also there is an mp3 and mp4 of Katie Lee singing "Old Delores"