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    There was a young cowboy, and he lived on the range,

    His horse and his cattle were his only companions...

    Anybody?

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    RE: There was a young cowboy, and he lived on the range,

    He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyon,
    Waiting for summer, his pastures to change.

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    RE: There was a young cowboy, and he lived on the range,

    Sounds like a country song . . . that'll be the place to stump ME anyways }>

    EDIT: Aw crap . . . that ain't country . . . he's from Massachusetts!! I even have that in my iTunes Library }>

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    RE: There was a young cowboy, and he lived on the range,


    "Sick sober and sorry, broke, disgusted, and saaad..."



    Billy B.

    "Better to ask than remain stupid."
    -Sonny Edmonds-

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    RE: There was a young cowboy, and he lived on the range,

    Country Song, NO!!! It's James Taylor!!

    Country!!! Pffff!!!

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    RE: There was a young cowboy, and he lived on the range,

    And as the moon rises, he sits by his fire
    Thinkin' about women and glasses of beer,
    Closing his eyes as the dogies retire,
    He sings out a song that is soft, but is clear,
    As if maybe someone could hear...

    He sings

    Goodnight, moonlight ladies,
    And rockabye Sweet Baby James.
    Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
    Won'tcha' let me go down in my dreams,
    And rockabye Sweet Baby James.


    I sing that one on the job a lot. That'n sometimes "Close Your Eyes", which I think is my single all-time top-ranking favorite song by anybody. Lots of near runners-up, but that un's a serious keeper for me.

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    RE: There was a young cowboy, and he lived on the range,

    I presume that by "Close Your Eyes", you are talking about "You've Got a Friend". JT was, and is, one of my favorite singers. Cool thing is that you can get a lot of his stuff on CD at bargain prices.

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    RE: There was a young cowboy, and he lived on the range,

    Nope - close, but no see-gar. :)

    "Close Your Eyes" was on the "Mudslide Slim & the Blue Horizon" album. It goes thusly:

    Well, the sun is slowly sinkin' down,
    But the moon is slowly risin'.
    So this old world must still be spinnin' 'round,
    And I still love you.

    So close your eyes,
    You can close your eyes, it's all right.
    Now, I don't know no love songs,
    And I can't sing the blues any more.
    But I can sing this song,
    And you can sing this song when I'm gone.

    Now it won't be long before another day,
    We gonna' have a good time.
    And no-one's gonna' take that time away,
    You can stay as long as you like.

    So close your eyes,
    You can close your eyes, it's all right.
    Now, I don't know no love songs,
    And I can't sing the blues any more.
    But I can sing this song,
    And you can sing this song when I'm gone.


    I dunno, it loses something when you just see the lyrics. 'S got that telltale nobody-can-mistake-the-style James Taylor guitar in there (no matter HOW I try I can't get that style down)... and a melody line that won't quit.

    "You've got a Friend" was a great classic outta' James Taylor, too... didn't Carole King get some voice time in that one? No, wait - I'm thinkin' 'bout another song where they sang together. Carole DID her own rendition of "You've got a Friend", didn't she? Come to think of it, I think JAMES' voice backgrounded her on HER rendition.

    Carole... ANOTHER great voice out there. "Tapestry" album in particular.

    -- Tim --


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