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Thread #20413   Message #4131978
Posted By: GUEST
11-Jan-22 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Tom Sherman's Barroom
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Tom Sherman's Barroom
Francis Henry Maynard said during a cattle drive in 1876 he heard his outfit singing a song about a girl gone wrong. He rewrote the words by using a ranger (i.e., cowboy) and not the girl. He placed the cowboy outside Tom Sherman's Barroom in Dodge City. He penned it The Dying Cowboy and self published in 1911. John A. Lomax version of what a cowboy heard a cowboy sing placed the cowboy also in Dodge City, but outside Sam Sherman's Bar-Room. He published story in 1910 thus "The Cowboy's Lament". Francis Henry Maynard says cowboy's from Texas put the cowboy outside The Streets of Laredo. Ken Maynard the first singing cowboy actor of Hollywood is the only one to put the cowboy coming out of Austin's fair city, Ewen Hail was the first it appears to put "The Streets of Laredo on record 78 rpm He titled it Cowboy's Lament "The Cowboy Minstrel". One published what was heard. The earliest known one claims Authorship and copyrights. One put it on a 78. One sang it on Hollywood silver screen and put it on a record.