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Streets Of Laredo - Wild (LP, Album, Limited Edition)


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"Streets of Laredo" (Laws B01, Roud 23650), also known as "The Dying Cowboy", is a famous American cowboy ballad in which a dying ranger (1911/ Rhymes of the range and trail) tells his story to another cowboy. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.Derived from the traditional folk song "The Unfortunate Rake", the song has become a folk music standard, and as such has been performed, recorded and adapted numerous times, with many variations. The title refers to the city of Laredo, Texas. The old-time cowboy Frank H. Maynard (1853–1926) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, claimed authorship of his self published song in 1911 "The Dying Cowboy". Cowboys up and down the trail revised The Cowboy's Lament, and in his memoir, Maynard alleged that cowboys from Texas changed the title to "The Streets of Laredo" after he claimed authorship of the song in a 1924 interview with journalism professor Elmo Scott Watson, then on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Release Info

Artist: Streets Of Laredo
Label: Dine Alone Records
Format: LP, Album, Limited Edition
Country: US
Label: Dine Alone Records
Released: 2016-10-21
Genre: Rock, Pop
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Tracklist

A1 Wild
A2 Hammer & The Nail
A3 Silly Bones
A4 Trap For Young Players
A5 Laying Low
B1 Caught The Fire
B2 99.9%
B3 Remedies
B4 Tunnel Vision
B5 Doesn't Even Bother Me
B6 Gold

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