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Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Silliness - 2019 - Song Lyric Sunday

Today the prompt for #SLS is cowboy/gun/hat/horse/western.  Jim has been doing a great job since taking over for Helen.  I haven't heard anything about her lately so I hope that she is doing well. 

I have to share again the song that my mom used to sing us to sleep with.  It is called Cowboy Jack and it holds a very special place in my memory.

Cowboy Jack
He was just a lonely cowboy
With a heart so brave and true
He learned to love a maiden
With eyes of heaven's own blue
They learned to love each other
And named their wedding day
When a quarrel came between them
And Jack, he rode away
He joined a band of cowboys
And tried to forget her name
But out on the lonely pa-rairie
She waits for him the same
One night when work was finished
Just at the close of day
Someone said, sing a song, Jack
We'll drive those cares away
When he reached the pa-rairie
He found a new-made mound
His friends they sadly told him
They laid his loved one down
They said as she was dying
She breathed her sweetheart's name
And asked them with her last breath
To tell him when he came
Your sweetheart waits for you, Jack
Your sweetheart waits for you
Out on the lonely pa-rairie
Where the skies are always blue
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: A.P. Carter
Cowboy Jack lyrics © Peer International Corporation

I made a mini-album for my family of this song.  It was one of the first minis I did and I was pretty pleased with how it came out, but I think I'm going to take some better pictures of it.  I made a few of them to give to my family. 

My mom singing.  

Mom would sing the chorus after each verse to make the song last longer, especially if it was harder to get us to fall asleep. 

I used to sing the song to my kids too.  

Maybe one day they will sing it to theirs.  

Here's the song as sung by Don Edwards. 

Fortunately, my mom and dad's story had a slightly happier ending since they were married for 40 years before my dad passed away. 

Do you have a song that you remember from your childhood?  Want me to make a mini-album for you about it?  Do you like cowboys and westerns? 

Also, I'm starting a new series for September.  I'm using the book "3000 Pick One Questions" to see what you all have to share.  Hopefully you'll play along.  For today, since the #SLS prompt is western, my question for you is:

Combat boots or cowboy boots and why?  My answer is cowboy boots for sure.  My dad passed away over 35 years ago and I still have a pair of his well-worn boots.  Love the colors and I can remember going with him and my mom to the Western clothing stores to pick out new boots and hats. 

 So tell me your answer. 

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