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Little Hawk 09 Nov 01 - 02:34 PM
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Subject: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:34 PM

Okay, here's the deal. You've all heard 'em in a thousand horse operas...movies, comics, western novels, folk songs, etc...classic cowboy sayings. There are lots of 'em.

So come up with your nomination for the most classic cowboy saying, the most well-worn cowboy cliche you can think of, and post it here. If you can also indicate which movie OR book it FIRST appeared in, you get a free year's membership in the WSSBA, and my eternal admiration besides! What a deal, eh?

Here's my nomination:

"This town ain't big enough fer the two of us!"

(I have no idea which movie it first appeared in, or which book, but it's a beauty, eh? I once saw an issue of Mad Magazine or something in which the villain said this to the hero. The hero, being a liberal and peace-loving type of feelgood pacifistic guy, looked around in great concern at the town, sizing it up. He then, exerting tremendous effort, managed to push the buildings on both sides of Main Street back a good twenty feet...assisted by the fact that they were those phony Hollywood sets without a real building behind them. The bad guy watched, wondering what the hell he was up to. The hero walked back, wiping his brown, and said "How's that? Better?" Bad guy was not amused...the hero, with great regret had to gun him down 2 panels later, cos that's what bad guys are there for, after all!)

Cowboys aren't near as popular as they once were, so you will be helping to keep an important folk tradition alive by participating... (s-t-r-e-t-c----h!)

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:36 PM

...wiping his "brow", I mean...

YEE-Haw!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:39 PM

Head 'em off at the pass!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Larry124
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:41 PM

"...(anything), Pilgrim."


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:44 PM

Yes, Bill! That is one of the absolute CLASSICS! But where did it first appear in film?

Larry - That one had to start with John Wayne, right?

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:51 PM

Of course,

Git out of town by sundown!

and

Smile when you say that, pardner!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:56 PM

REACH FOR THE SKY, PODNER!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:56 PM

"What's a dashing urbanite like you doing in a rustic setting like this?"......Gene Wilder as The Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles.

Here is a really good site for all of us old saddle pals......CLICK HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:57 PM

Side kick... "Injuns, we're under attack!!"

The Duke Line those wagons up in a circle there pilgrim!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: 53
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:57 PM

yo, boy. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:58 PM

Good, Dave! 2 more beauties. But no one's earned their free year in the WSSBA yet.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:02 PM

Bullshit Hawk.....I gave all the data except the year (1974), but I don't want the membership.....Thanks anyway......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:03 PM

Nice site, Spaw! Check out the "Bad Guys" pics...

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Justa Picker
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:04 PM

"Yutchez ("Judges"), we don' need no stinkin' yutchez!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Fortunato
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:07 PM

Marlon Brando in the One-Eyed Jacks (1961):

"You tub of guts."


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:07 PM

Whaddya mean you don't want the membership! What kind of lunatic are you? There are people who would kill for what I've offered here, fer Chrissake...well, maybe not a whole lot of 'em, but...some o' them varmints will kill fer just about excuse.

I posted that one afore I seen yer entry, so don't git yer dander up, Pilgrim!

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:08 PM

"Bar keep! Gimme a shot of Red Eye."

"I paid my two bits to see Fearless Freep and I'm a gonna SEE Fearless Freep!!"

"Hold on Thar! Babba Louie!!"

"The Cavalry is comming!"

"I'm a taken' you in!"

"You're breath smells so bat you could knock a buzzard off a S*** Wagon."

"Dying ain't much of a way to make a living." Clint Eastwood


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:08 PM

Actually, DaveO, if you are quoting Wister's "Virginian" when he was speaking to the nefarious Trampas, it was:

"When you call me that, smile!"

THIS ONE has some pretty good ones, too.

Great thread!!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:09 PM

Boy, if Brando said that to anyone these days there would be hell to pay...although Brando has never been one to shrink from controversy.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Fortunato
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:12 PM

John Wayne, Rooster Cogburn (1976):

"Fill your hand, you miserable son of a bitch."


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:13 PM

Nice site too, Kat! I have to hit the road in about 2 minutes, so's y'all carry on without me!

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:21 PM

I liked George Carlin's bit about substituting the word fuck for kill in the old movie cliches............

Okay Sheriff.....I'm gonna' fuck ya' now."

Also, the line from "Blazing Saddles" ---'BADGES? We don't need no stinkin badges." has been ripped about a hudred ways from sideways since the movie came out, like JP above with, "Yutchez ("Judges"), we don' need no stinkin' yutchez!" BUT THE QUESTION IS:

What movie was Mel Brooks ripping off with that line?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Bardford
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:30 PM

er- Treasure of the Sierra Madres, perhaps?


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: GUEST,mkebenn@work
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:30 PM

Treasure of the siera madre?


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:33 PM

Easier than I figured.....Great job guys!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:33 PM

"Badges! We don' need no steenking badges!" was from the "Treasure of Sierra Madre" Not technically a "Western" but on eof my favorite moves of all time.

My favorite line from a western is more current.

Doc Holiday to Wyatt Erp in Tombstone. "Wyatt, I stand corrected, You are an Oak."

Follow closely by "I'll be your huckleberry." Holiday again, same movie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Donuel
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:33 PM

We're gonna round up a posse, track em down, smoke em out an'bringem back dead or alive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Kim C
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:37 PM

Howdy, Stranger.

I'm callin you out. (both of these from any movie/tv show you can think of)

Beans is safer. (this is from that movie where Rock Hudson plays a Confederate officer and they're going down to Mexico so's they don't have to surrender... I can't remember the name of it...)

My favorites from Lonesome Dove:

Can't stand rudeness in a man. Won't tolerate it.

I can whack that bell if I want to.

She's in hell, where I sent her.

It ain't no crime to whack a surly bartender.

Give that whore ten dollars and tell her to keep playin.

I won't say I did, and I won't say I didn't, but I will say this: any man that won't cheat for a poke don't want one bad enough.

From Tombstone:

Why, Wyatt Earp, does this mean we're not friends anymore?

Q. Is that Old Dog Tray......... you know....... Stephen f*****g Foster?

A. No, it's Frederic f*****g Chopin.

I'll be your huckleberry.

And of course, a couple favorites from Blazing Saddles:

I don't pay y'all to dance around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots!

(my personal favorite) I think he said, the sheriff is near!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Midchuck
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:37 PM

Actually, it's "We don't got to show you no steenking badges."....I theenk.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:38 PM

Never squat with yer spurs on !


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Peter T.
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:40 PM

My favourite:

"It's good country, God's country, where a man can be free without interference, and we are going to make something of it with our own bare hands, once we finally get the army to eradicate those Indian vermin, push the homesteaders off of good cattle land with muscle and lawyers, convince the Federal government to give us water rights and mineral rights in perpetuity, and reap the rewards of massively subsidized railway building. O.K. boys, saddle up -- take 'em to Missouri."

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:40 PM

"say yer prayers"

"let's string 'em up"

"Hang 'im...hang 'im high"

"start dancin'"


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:42 PM

"We're gonna smoke 'em out of their caves." Cowboy Dubya

"They are an evil empire." Cowboy Ron


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: X
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:43 PM

"You hold the stool while I move the horse's tail."


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:48 PM

"Get off yer hoss an drink yer milk" Jock


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: GUEST,Wesley
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:54 PM

Jack Crabbe to General Custer - "You go down there"


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: bill\sables
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:55 PM

"I've come for my Paw" Might have come from a Lassie movie


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: GUEST,Wesley
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 04:02 PM

I forgot one of my favorites -

Kris Kristofferson as Billy the Kid to one of his captors : "Keep the change, Bob".


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: bill\sables
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 04:05 PM

"I've come for my Paw" Probably from a Lassie movie.

"Hi stranger, these bad men are trying to move my Uncle Ben off of his ranch" Hopalong Cassidy almost every episode.

"Woof Woof",
"What's that you said Lassie, Young Joey is trapped in the old mine"
OK we'd better get there fast, Show us the way"
All Lassie episodes

"Hio Silver Away" and "Who was that masked man Uncle Jess"
Well I don't rightly know but I'm sure glad he showed up when he did" Every Lone Ranger episode.
Bill


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 04:05 PM

Here are some real old West quotes, including some of my favs by Calamity Jane, Belle Starr, and the real Tom Horn, who said, "I have no stomach for it," when he resigned from being a lawman.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 04:12 PM

And how can we leave out..........

SHANE......SHANE.......COME BACK SHANE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 04:13 PM

Don't know the name of the movie but the quote is:

Howdy Mam, you sure are a purty lil' filly! Wanna daince?


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Ma-K
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 04:40 PM

draw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Midchuck
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 04:56 PM

'Spaw said:

And how can we leave out..........

SHANE......SHANE.......COME BACK SHANE

And for 1000 extra credit points, elucidate the relationship between that line and Gram Parsons' In My Hour of Darkness.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Mark Clark
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 05:39 PM

The Treasure of Sierra Madre also gave us the oft quoted line: “Yeah... that's the ticket.”

And don't forget Gabby Hayes famous line: “Why you low down stinkin' sidewinder.”

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: okthen
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 06:39 PM

It's an old trick........


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN MY HOUR OF DARKNESS (Parsons/Harris)
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 06:44 PM

Gotcha' Midchuck.......The song was written about three dead friends of his....Sid Keiser, Clarence White, and Brandon de Wilde, who played the little boy in "Shane"....and screamed that famous line at the end.

In My Hour Of Darkness
Words and music by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris

In my hour of darkness
In my time of need
Oh, Lord grant me vision
Oh, Lord grant me speed

Once I knew a young man
Went driving through the night
Miles and miles without a word
With just his high-beam lights
Who'd have ever though they'd build such a deadly Denver bend
To be so strong, to take as long as
it would till the end

In my hour of darkness
In my time of need
Oh, Lord grant me vision
Oh, Lord grant me speed

Another young man safely strummed his silver string guitar
And he played to people everywhere
Some say he was a star
But he was just a country boy,
his simple songs confess
And the music he had in him,
so very few possess

In my hour of darkness
In my time of need
Oh, Lord grant me vision
Oh, Lord grant me speed

Then there was an old man
Kind and wise with age
And he read me just like a book and he never missed a page
And I loved him like my father
And I loved him like my friend
And I knew his time would shortly come
but I did not know just when

In my hour of darkness
In my time of need
Oh, Lord grant me vision
Oh, Lord grant me speed
Oh, Lord grant me vision
Oh, Lord grant me speed


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 06:55 PM

Ma'am. You sure are purdy when you're angry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 06:59 PM

And of course: "She's dead, Little Joe" (or Hoss or Adam or Paw - no woman ever survived long enough to marry any of them).


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Subject: RE: BS: Most classic cowboy sayings of all time!
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 07:05 PM

Wait for meeeee, Willld Bill!!! -- Jingles (Andy Devine)

"A man's gotta do whut a man's gotta do!" -- About 350 different corny Westerns

"You ornery polecat!" -- Ibid

"What you mean we, white man?" -- About 100 bad Lone Ranger jokes


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