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Lyr Req: The Cowboy in the Continental Suit

GUEST,jgtheg@telus.net 09 Nov 02 - 04:34 PM
Murray MacLeod 09 Nov 02 - 04:50 PM
Helen 09 Nov 02 - 04:53 PM
masato sakurai 09 Nov 02 - 05:48 PM
Genie 09 Nov 02 - 08:50 PM
kmbraun 19 May 11 - 11:55 AM
Gene 20 May 11 - 11:18 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Matry Ribbons song
From: GUEST,jgtheg@telus.net
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 04:34 PM

He walked out inthe arena
All dressed up to the brim
Said he'd just come down from a place called Highland
Rim
He said he'd some to ride the horse the one they called the Brute
But he didn't look like a cowboy in his Continetal Suit

THE WAS A SONG I HEARD ON THE RADIO IN KAMLOOPS B. C. IN THE 60'S
AND IT WAS ONE OF THOSE BALLADS MARTY DID SO WELL.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Matry Ribbons song
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 04:50 PM

Didn't Evils Parsley sing this as well ?

Murray


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE COWBOY IN THE CONTINENTAL SUIT
From: Helen
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 04:53 PM

Hi,

Welcome to Mudcat. If you use the Google.com search engine you can search using some of the lyrics. I searched for "cowboy in his continental suit" (using the double quotes/" )

A lot of sites came up but the first one I looked at was this one, which has the lyrics:

http://www.letssingit.com/?http://www.letssingit.com/marty-robbins-the-cowboy-in-the-continental-suit-3rn81j3.html


Marty Robbins
Song: THE COWBOY IN THE CONTINENTAL SUIT
Album: No. 1 Cowboy,
Story of My Life-Best of Mart,
Under Western Skies Disc 3


Helen

THE COWBOY IN THE CONTINENTAL SUIT
(Recorded by Marty Robbins)

Well, he walks out in the arena all dressed up to the brim
Said he'd just came down from a place called "Highland Rim"
Well, he said he came to ride the horse the one they call "The Brute"
But he didn't look like a cowboy in his continental suit.

We snickered at the way he dressed but he never said a word.
He walks on by the rest of us as if he hadn't heard.
A thousand bucks went to the man who could ride this wild cayuse.
A meaner horse was never born than the one they called "The Brute."

The horse that he was looking for was in chute number eight.
He walked up very slowly put his hand upon the gate.
We knew he was a thoroughbred when he pulled his sack of "Dukes"
From the inside pocket of his continental suit.

Well, he rolled hisself a "Corley" and he lit it standing there.
Blew himself a smoke ring and he watched it disappear.
We thought he must be crazy when he opened up the gate.
Standing just inside was fifteen hundred pounds of hate.

The buckskin tried to run him down but the stranger was too quick.
He stepped aside and threw his arms around the horse's neck
And pulled himself up on the back of the horse they called "The Brute"
Sit like he was born there in his continental suit.

"The Brute's" hind-end was in the air, his front end on the ground,
Kickin' and a-squealin', tryin' to shake this stranger down,
But the stranger didn't give an inch; he came to ride "The Brute"
And he came to ride the buckskin in a continental suit.

Well, I turned around to look at Jim and he was watchin' me.
He said, "I don't believe the crazy things I think I see,
But I think I see the outlaw the one they call "The Brute"
Ridden by a cowboy in a continental suit"

"The Brute" came to a stand-still ashamed that he'd been rode
By a city cowboy in some continental clothes.
The stranger took his money and we don't know where he went.
We don't know where he came from and we haven't seen him since.

The moral of this story: never judge by what they wear.
Underneath some ragged clothes could be a millionaire.
Everybody listen: don't be fooled by this galoot,
This sure-'nough bronc buster in a continental suit.


Helen's link led to some rather invasive popup ads along with the lyrics, so I deleted the link and pasted in the lyrics.-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Matry Ribbons song
From: masato sakurai
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 05:48 PM

'Cowboy In The Continental Suit' - Marty Robbins [RA] from The Record Lady's
All-Time Country Favorites
(Real Country Archives Page 2)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Matry Ribbons song
From: Genie
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 08:50 PM

Great country trio:

Matry Ribbons, Elusive Parsley, and Doily Patron

;-D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Matry Ribbons song
From: kmbraun
Date: 19 May 11 - 11:55 AM

I've been playing around with Zebra Dun. Fun song, especially the poetry and the story. Then I heard this Continental Cowboy thing on Satellite radio. Same tune, same story -- well, sort of. Even the same moral! Someone is getting royalties? Did the writer even cite Zebra Dun some place?

Are there similar reworks of more or less forgotten traditional songs out there?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Matry Ribbons song
From: Gene
Date: 20 May 11 - 11:18 AM

Quirley - A cowboy's name for a roll-your-own cigarette.

Fron a list of Poetic expressions of the past and Old West.

http://poetichorizons.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=what&action=display&thread=1637&page=1

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Matry Ribbons song
From: skarpi
Date: 20 May 11 - 12:58 PM

hahaha I got an Icelandic lyric for this song its called ' úr fimmtíu senta glasinu , and its a slower version as well .Takk for this
kv Skarpi


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