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Lyr Req: The Pecos Trail

GUEST,Tidewater Musician 23 Jan 07 - 12:45 PM
SouthernCelt 24 Jan 07 - 12:52 PM
oldhippie 24 Jan 07 - 03:10 PM
GUEST 19 Sep 11 - 02:36 PM
GUEST 19 Sep 11 - 02:48 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Looking for Lyrics to 'The Pecos Trail'
From: GUEST,Tidewater Musician
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 12:45 PM

Dear folks,

Do any of you know a contemporary song called "The Pecos Trail", probably written in the 1980's, by a songwriter who was hanging out in Washington, D.C. at the time? It's a terrific song from the perspective of a cowboy working along said trail, and I remember most of the words, but a few are escaping my memory. I would also love to know the name of the songwriter.

First verse and chorus, in case you're interested:

Out in the morning on the Pecos Trail
Another day is coming on
The cookfires are a smokin' in the early dawn
The sand and the sage of the Pecos Trail
Are bathed in the orange of day
As we saddle up and move on our way

(Chorus):
And it's ride, oh pretty girl
ride and sing a song
Thinkin' of the true love I left back at home
And it's ride, oh pretty girl
(Can't remember this line)
And it's ride, ride 'til the sun don't shine

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

Best wishes,

Tidewater musician


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for Lyrics to 'The Pecos Trail'
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 12:52 PM

I can't find any hits on the 'net using that song title and qualifying the search to look for song lyrics. Either it wasn't a song published in the normal fashion or you'll need the songwriter's name to zero in on something that might have it. I can't say I've ever heard the song personally and can't guess who it might have been given the time and place you describe him being.
There are several web sites (which I don't have links to at the moment) that specialize in "Western" culture including music, both trad and new. You might do a search to locate some of those then look on each one for a clue to the writer/song you're seeking. Sorry, that's all I can suggest...
SC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for Lyrics to 'The Pecos Trail'
From: oldhippie
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 03:10 PM

you might try a post on cowboylyrics.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Pecos Trail
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 11 - 02:36 PM

Some missing lines:

And it's ride, ride, ride
til the sun don't shine

Eli Ross is a fine trail boss
And he's been on many a drive
I don't think I've seen a tougher man alive
He and his brother come from Tennessee
That was many years ago
Now the trail's the only ho-ome Eli knows.

The version I heard was by Bob Devlin, a street singer and recording musician


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Subject: Lyr Add: PECOS TRAIL (from Bob Devlin)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 11 - 02:48 PM

PECOS TRAIL
As sung by Bob Devlin (on a recording)

Out in the morning on the Pecos Trail, the day is coming on.
The cook fires are a-smokin' in the early dawn.
The sand and the sage on the Pecos Trail are bathed in the orange of day.
Saddled up, we're moving on our way.

(Chorus): And it's ride, oh pretty girl; it's you and me today,
Moving 'cross this country on our broad highway.
And it's ride, oh pretty girl, heading down the line,
And it's ride, ride, ride 'til the sun don't shine.

Land lays flat along the Pecos Trail reaching up to meet the sky. . . ?
--
Night falls soft on the Pecos Trail . . . .
--

Eli Ross is a fine trail boss and he's been on many a drive.
I don't think I've seen a tougher man alive.
He and his brother come from Tennessee; that was many years ago.
Now the trail's the only ho-ome Eli knows.

(Chorus): And it's ride, oh pretty girl; ride and sing a song,
Thinkin' of the true love I left back at home.
And it's ride, oh pretty girl, heading down the line,
And it's ride, ride 'til the sun don't shine.


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