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Johnny Cash

Streets Of Laredo

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2002
  • 2003
  • 1965
  • 2002
  • 1978
  • 1958

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“Streets of Laredo” (Roud 2), also known as the “Cowboy’s Lament”, is a famous American cowboy ballad in which a dying cowboy tells his story to a living one. Derived from the English folk song “The Unfortunate Lad”, it has become a folk music standard, and as such has been performed, recorded and adapted numerous times, with many variations. The old-time cowboy Frank H. Maynard (1853-1926) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, claimed authorship of the revised Cowboy’s Lament, and his story was widely reported in 1924 by the journalism professor Elmo Scott Watson, then on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read on...

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