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Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations

14 Feb 22 - 06:58 PM (#4136638)
Subject: Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations
From: RandyL

**F. H. Maynard The Dying Cowboy VS.++Ken Maynard The Cowboy's Lament)

**As I rode down by Tom Sherman's bar-room
**Tom Sherman's bar-room so early one day.

++I come out of Austin's fair city oh Austin's fair city
++Oh Austin's fair city 'twas early one day.

**There I spied a handsome young "ranger"
**All wrapped in white linen,and cold as the clay.

++I spied a young "cowboy" a handsome young cowboy
++All dressed in white linen an cold as the clay.

**I see by your outfit that you are a ranger."
**The words that he said as I went riding by.

++I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy
++These words he did say as I boldly step by.

**"Come sit down beside me, and hear my
**sad story.

++"Come sit down beside me, and hear my
++sad story.

**I'm shot through the breast and know I must
**die."
CHORUS------

++For I'm shot in the breast and I know I must
++die."
CHORUS------


14 Feb 22 - 07:06 PM (#4136639)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations
From: RandyL

https://youtu.be/aGk4Kj4k_JQ

Early 78 Dying Cowboy song


14 Feb 22 - 07:10 PM (#4136641)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations
From: RandyL

https://youtu.be/aGk4Kj4k_JQ

Early 78 Dying Cowboy


14 Feb 22 - 07:36 PM (#4136646)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations
From: RandyL

https://youtu.be/hIBaKobX-sk

**=F.H. Maynard VS. ++=Ken Maynard CHORUS-----

**Then muffle the drums and play the dead
**marches:

++Oh beat the drum slowly oh play the fife lowly
++Oh play the dead march as they carry me along

**Play the dead march as I'm carried along:
**Take me to the church-yard and lay the sod
**o'er me.
**I'm a young ranger and know I've done
**wrong.

++carry me to the graveyard and pour the sod
++o'er me.
++for I'm only a poor cowboy and I know I've done
++wrong.


15 Feb 22 - 01:54 AM (#4136677)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations
From: GerryM

So, 78 isn't the number of variations, it's the number of revolutions per minute of the recording, right?


17 Feb 22 - 07:42 AM (#4136968)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations
From: GUEST,Frank Hamilton

Check Sandburg for "The Handsome Young Airman" or "Taurpalin Jacket". It is a variant
of "Streets of Laredo".


17 Feb 22 - 01:57 PM (#4137005)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations
From: RandyL

https://youtu.be/yc97GED-HB0<

Here is another variation of The Dying Cowboy above by Vernon Dalhart (Sterling)


17 Feb 22 - 02:07 PM (#4137006)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations
From: RandyL

Take note 78 in the thread title does not mean the actual number of variations to Francis Henry Maynard's song "The Dying Cowboy"


17 Feb 22 - 02:12 PM (#4137008)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations
From: RandyL


19 Feb 22 - 05:37 AM (#4137159)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dying Cowboy and all 78 variations
From: GUEST,Mike Yates

Try Dick Devall's 1929 recording of 'Tom Sherman's Barroom'. Recorded in Dallas TX and issued as a commercial 78.