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Origins: Cutthroat, Montana

GUEST,Arkie 08 Dec 06 - 05:15 PM
pdq 08 Dec 06 - 05:32 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 08 Dec 06 - 05:54 PM
Cluin 08 Dec 06 - 06:55 PM
Arkie 08 Dec 06 - 08:11 PM
GUEST,Jack Campin 08 Dec 06 - 08:24 PM
Alice 08 Dec 06 - 08:33 PM
Cluin 08 Dec 06 - 08:36 PM
Alice 08 Dec 06 - 08:40 PM
Arkie 08 Dec 06 - 09:15 PM
GUEST 19 Apr 13 - 08:51 PM
GUEST,Arkie 19 Apr 13 - 10:52 PM
Jim Dixon 20 Apr 13 - 12:38 AM
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Subject: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 05:15 PM

A bluegrass group performing at a festival at the Ozark Folk Center did Cutthroat, Montana as an encore.   I intended to get their CD and didn't. Anyone know anything about this song or possibly have the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: pdq
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 05:32 PM

The name may have something to do with the Cutthroat Trout. It is a relative of the Rainbow and a favorite game fish in the West.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 05:54 PM

Can't find 'Cutthroat' on the Montana map or on the internet. May be imaginary.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: Cluin
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 06:55 PM

Might just be a descriptive name of a fictional place like Blowhole, Wyoming or Sphincter, Illinois or Burning Sensation, Quebec.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: Arkie
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 08:11 PM

Here is a quote from an internet site regarding the song.

"On Wednesday night June 9 the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville was packed to the rafters for the Andy Griggs/Tracy Byrd Fan Club Party...After a really great meal, things got underway with an acoustic set by Andy, Tracy and their guests...Andy did a cover, a song called "Cutthroat Montana," which left many in the audience asking if he planned to record it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 08:24 PM

Google Earth doesn't know about any Cutthroat, Montana, thought there are a surprising number of businesses around the US called Cutthroat.

So I decided to look for Bumfuck, Idaho instead. I do *not* understand why you get the New York office of Associated Press when you enter that as a placename.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: Alice
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 08:33 PM

Cutthroat, as mentioned, is a type of Trout found in Montana. There is no town in Montana called Cutthroat.
It's a beautiful trout, with lots of red at its gills. Here's a photo of one from Yellowstone.
Click here

Alice Flynn in Montana


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: Cluin
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 08:36 PM

Were you at the performance, Arkie? What was the song about?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: Alice
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 08:40 PM

Playlist shows it recorded by "Cedar Hill", played in Dec 2003 on KDHX radio, A Home Made for Me / Rich-R-Tone Album

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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: Arkie
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 09:15 PM

Cedar Hill was the band who played the song at the festival. I was not all that impressed and not paying much attention though the audience seemed to enjoy them and they were called back for an encore. The encore got my attention but I only caught part of the words, not enough to know what the song was about but enough to arouse my curiosity.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 08:51 PM

Cutthroat Montana written by Skip Ewing and Barnes


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cutthroat, Montana
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 10:52 PM

I appreciate the attempts to help with this song. There are now two versions on youtube though neither is a particularly good quality recording. They are good enough to get an idea of the song. And good enough to satisfy my curiosity.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CUTTHROAT MONTANA
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Apr 13 - 12:38 AM

CUTTHROAT MONTANA
As sung by G. Thomas on "Jesus in a Leather Jacket"

It was cold as a well-digger's ankles in Cutthroat, Montana.
My mind was on fire when I saw her step down from the train.
I'd waited forever for her arms to finally surround me,
And the icicle melted away at the sound of her name.

I held her to me as tightly as I'd held her letter
That said: "I don't love him; I'm leaving this cold-hearted man,"
And as the train pulled away from the platform, I loaded my wagon,
And with her head on my shoulder she said: "My heart's in your hand."

And I went to heaven that night in her arms in my cabin.
In the middle of winter there burned such a powerful flame,
And they still talk about it in a tavern in Cutthroat, Montana,
And the icicle still melts away at the sound of her name.

Hell rode into town on the back of a midnight-black stallion,
His heart full of hate and his eyes full of cold jealousy.
He said: "One way or another, I will take back my woman."
I said: "Not on your life; the lady is stayin' with me."

His knife was a flash in the light of that kerosene lantern.
It fell as we tangled and rolled in the fire on the floor,
And he was a dead man, but the fire was too hot then to save her.
Only a fool would have run back through that bedroom door.

And I went to heaven that night in her arms in my cabin.
In the middle of winter there burned such a powerful flame,
And they still talk about it in a tavern in Cutthroat, Montana,
And the icicle still melts away at the sound of her name.

And they still talk about it in a tavern in Cutthroat, Montana,
And the icicle still melts away at the sound of her name.


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