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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:33 pm

Tommie wrote:
Only The Heartaches
Based upon the classic "Streets Of Laredo"
Listen:
http://www.soundclick.com/player/single ... i&newref=1

It's something how the Irish folksong "The Bard of Armagh" has evolved into so many different songs.

Another evolved version: "St. James Infirmary Blues" (Sung by Arlo Guthrie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8mSWBMMQa0

Lyrics:
It was down in old Joe's bar room,
at the corner by the square
You know the drinks were served as usual,
And the usual crowd was there.

Now on my left stood big Joe McKennedy,
his eyes were bloodshot red
And as he looked at the gang around him,
These were the very words he said:

I went down to the St. James Infirmary,
I saw my baby there
Stretched out on a long white table,
So young, so cold, so fair.

Seventeen coal black horses,
Hitched to a rubber-tired hack
Seven girls goin' to the graveyard,
Only six of them are coming back.

Well let her go, let her go, God bless her,
Wherever she may be
She may search this wide world over,
And never find another man like me.

Now when I die just bury me,
In my high top stetson hat
Place a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain,
To let the Lord know I died standing pat.

I want six crap shooters for my pallbearers,
And a chorus girl to sing me a song
Place a jazz band on my hearse wagon,
Just to raise hell as we roll along.

Well now that you've heard my story,
I'll take another shot of booze
And if anyone here should ask you,
I've got the St. James infirmary blues!

Being a cowboy at heart I have to say "The Streets of Laredo " is my favorite.

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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby liam stephens on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:41 am

Speaking about some of these "oldies", I also remember:

The Streets of San Fransisco (a Quinn Martin production)
starring - Karl Malden =============lol.
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby tommyc on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:24 am

DOHA..................that was a film!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby liam stephens on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:52 am

I know !, but Karl Malden also starred in one of those Westerns along with Marlon Brando
(lateral thinking - ged it ?). Remember that one ? - lol.
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:59 pm

liam wrote:
I know !, but Karl Malden also starred in one of those Westerns along with Marlon Brando
(lateral thinking - ged it ?). Remember that one ? - lol.

Yeah, wouldn't that be "One-Eyed Jacks" Liam? :lol: A pretty good western I think, but not so good as when Steve McQueen (Max Sands) pursues Karl Malden (Tom Fitch) in the western "Nevada Smith". (Malden was always the bad guy it seems.)

Speaking about some of these "oldies", I also remember: The Streets of San Fransisco...

Liam, do you remember the words to that one? Were they anything like the words to this "oldie"? (Probably one of Asa Long's favorites, maybe, what do you think?)

"STREETS OF TOLEDO"

As I strolled out in the streets of Toledo,
As I strolled out in Toledo one day,
I spied a poor cowboy, all there on his stretcher,
And I says to him, buddy, you've sure lost your way.

Why, the last time I seen you was down in Laredo,
And you weren't lookin' well then, you ain't much improved,
Why did you wander so far on your stretcher?
Pray tell me why you ever did move?

If the weather was bad way down in Laredo,
Why didn't you go to Miami instead?
And if you're goin' in f'r all this long-distance travelin',
Why didn't you go in a hospital bed?

It was not the weather that caused me to travel,
This poor dyin' cowboy looked at me and said,
'Twas all of them fifes and them slow drums a-beatin',
[They] all gave me a pain in my head.

There was sixteen gamblers all leapin' an' jumpin',
Six pretty maidens all singin' a song,
'Twas worse than the Twelve Days of Christmas rolled together,
I picked up my stretcher and dragged it along.

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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby liam stephens on Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:05 pm

Hi Pal,

One- Eyed Jacks - yes that is spot on and starred Marlon Brando. I dont recall the Nevada Smith movie though I may have seen it. The Streets of San Fransisco was a tv crime series, as I recall, and Karl Malden was the "goodie" playing the part of the police officer. I don't think there was any song, as such, associated with it. I do remember the Streets of Laredo but the Streets of Toledo does not immediately ring a bell in my mind. One that I still remember vividly is James Stewart singing Won't You Come Out Tonight. The earliest cowboy song that I remember was titled A Four Legged Friend (Roy Rogers).
When I was growing up, going to the movies (or pictures as we called them) was a favourite pastime and Westerns were frequently shown, such as Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Also comedy series like the Bowery Boys and Abbott and Costello.

Later the classics like Shane (not McCosker) featuring Alan Ladd came along. (There was a story that he was of short stature and had to wear platform shoes. :)) Perhaps the best of these classics was High Noon starring Gary Cooper, and one of my favourites.

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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:53 pm

I remember nevada smith and streets of san francisco.... it was a fine series and Michael Douglas was oh so young in it.
Liam, High Noon is one of my wife's favourites , she adores that movie :)
I was always partial to "Shane" and i have a fondness for arguing about its ending LOL
i also like "once upon a time in the west" but maybe cause i was infatuated with Claudia Cardinale for much of my childhood
I grew up watching westerns cause like Liam said they used to show them and comedies.
On weekends they would have comedies (abbot & costello, 3 stooges, marx brothers) in the morning and midday
and then in the afternoon they would show a couple of westerns and i have very fond memories of sitting with my
grandfather to watch a few of those.

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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:57 pm

The Streets of San Fransisco was a tv crime series, as I recall, and Karl Malden was the "goodie"

Yes, I remember it well, (Was just joking about the song but I wouldn't be surprised if there is a song considering there are so many versions and parodies of the cowboy song.) anyway I'm sure you remember Streets of San Francisco co-starred a young Michael Douglas ( He looks so old now by comparison doesn't he. (I guess I do too!) :lol: And yes, Malden was a good guy but when it comes to westerns I don't recall his being anything but a villian.


I still remember vividly is James Stewart singing Won't You Come Out Tonight.

Yeah, James Stewart, I have many of his movies on tape or DVD. My second favorite western movie star just behind John Wayne."


When I was growing up, going to the movies (or pictures as we called them) was a favourite pastime and Westerns were frequently shown, such as Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry.

I cut my teeth watching Roy, Gene and Hoppy on TV, each followed the other every Satruday morning on Curly Myers' Theater, good memories for sure!


Later the classics like Shane (not McCosker) featuring Alan Ladd came along.

"SHANE" is my personal favorite all-time movie. Last week a good friend died and my wife and I were calling at the funeral home, they were showing his favorite movie "HOOSIERS" on a TV and my Cindy remarked "I guess we'll have to show Shane at your funeral." :)

(There was a story that he was of short stature and had to wear platform shoes.)

The way I heard it was "He stood on a box for close shots". Either way it's still my favorite! And besides I'm not that tall myself.
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:01 pm

Hey Danny,

I see you posted a couple of minutes before I hit the button :lol:

I was always partial to "Shane" and i have a fondness for arguing about its ending LOL

It seems we have something else in common, again. :)
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:19 pm

Palomino wrote:Hey Danny,

I see you posted a couple of minutes before I hit the button :lol:

I was always partial to "Shane" and i have a fondness for arguing about its ending LOL

It seems we have something else in common, again. :)


Yes Pal :) i saw that...., I am sure that whenever we get the chance to sit down and have a cup of tea, you'll see we have a lot more in common :).
Shane is a fine movie indeed. They have re-made True Grit, maybe they will consider a few other great ones ... I watched the Oscars last night and i was delighted to see Kirk Douglas but part of me was heartbroken at seeing him so old.
Did anyone see that?

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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:09 am

I just found out that Jane Russell from the western movie "the outlaw"
has died today :(

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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:23 am

i found this very nice "in memoriam" photo gallery of Jane Russell .

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/gall ... 618?page=1

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