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Published September 1, August 31, Lucy and Vivian Vance were great together. They broke the mold after those two. Interesting hearing this sung by a woman.
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The real news is that I've found how to make this editor behave. Where you want the line to break, put a " " Can't put it in all together, because it would merely cause a break instead of showing the symbol for it. In my entry above, I probably should have spelled it "radiow".
Rhymes with "cow". I thought his wife knew every verse to every song he sings but forgets verses to Somebody posted this additional verse in the Help forum: I'm an old cowhand from the Rio Grande But my legs ain't bowed and my cheeks ain't tanned I'm a cowboy who never saw a cow Never roped a steer 'cause I don't know how And I shore ain't fixin' to start in now.
Mercer Step aside you ornery Tenderfeet Let a big bad buckaroo past I'm the toughest hombre you'll ever meet Tho' I may be the last. Yessirree we're a vansishing race, Nosirree can't last long. Step aside you ornery Tenderfeet While I sing my song. I'm an old cowhand From the Rio Grande But my legs ain't bowed And my cheeks ain't tanned, I'm a cowboy who never saw a cow, Never roped a steer 'cause I don't know how And I sho' ain't fixin' to start in now. Too hot for you, Uncle Fudd' Down from the Rio Grande Oh where the west is wild all around the borderland Where the buffalo roam around the zoo and the Injuns run up a rug or two and the old Bar X is just a barbecue, yeah Yippie yi yo kayah I'm a pioneer who began from scratch I don't bat an eye in a shootin' match.
They don't call me Elmer, they call me Satch. Yippie yi yo kayah Yippie yi yo kayah Get along little horsy Get along little horsy Yippie yi yo kayah, oh! You ain't got much longer now I'm an old cowhand from the rio grande Where the west is wild round the borderland Where the buffalo roam around the zoo And the indian make you a rug or two And the old bar-x is the bar-be-cue Oh, yippee-i-o-ki-ay, yippee-i-o-ki-ay I'm just an old cowhand Yippee i oh ti-ay!
We're old cowhands from the Rio Grande And we come to town just to hear the band We know all the songs that the cowboys know 'Bout the Big Corral where the dogies go We learned them all on the radio Yipee i oh ti-ay!
I'm an old cowhand from the Rio Grande Where the West is wild all around the borderland Where the buffalo roam around the zoo And the Indians run up a rug or two And the old Bar X is just a barbeque Yippee i oh ti-ay! I'm a pioneer who began from scratch I don't bat an eye in a suit or hat They don't call me Elmer, they call me Satch Yippee i oh ti-ay!
Especially Joe Offer's comment about thinking I knew every verse to every song That's why I couldn't figure out the missing line, which was from a verse I didn't know.
follow But -- Who knows why I couldn't remember the darned first verse at the time? I certainly remembered it as soon as I started reading this thread today.
Oh well, for some of us senility is a lifelong condition Rita F. Subject: I'm an Old Cowhand - origin? From: Gary T Date: 05 Nov 05 - AM In reference to Johnny Mercer's "I'm an Old Cowhand" , a friend says he remembers vaguely a straightforward song that this parodies where presumably the singers legs are bowed, etc. I find no reference to this alleged song on the net. What I do find indicates that Mercer was poking fun at cowboy wannabees. Is this a take-off on a serious song, or is my friend mistaken? The first copyright may indicate when the song was originally released, which may help with searches.
While "borrowing" from older, and often more serious, songs was fairly common, that the song was "poking fun" at anything may overstate things a bit. The song is quite typical of stuff that was popular in that era, and references to how "civilization" was invading the old West were fairly common.
The huge theater was almost deathly silent as a crowd of mostly servicemen watched her. July 11, d. He had just gotten out of prison on a "Pot"charge. Rhymes with "cow". Add cover.