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 Author: Christina
Posted: Aug 04 2004 - 02:27 PM
Subject: Grandma's Song
It's Desert Blues, written by Jimmy Rodgers in 1929. You can see the full lyrics at:
Author: CindyO
Posted: Jul 20 2004 - 03:35 AM
Subject: Grandma's Song
My grandmother used to "sing" a song with lyrics that went something like this; "Way on on the sunswept desert, where nature favored no man, Buffalo found his brother, half dead in the sun baked sand. Now he said my brother what ails you, has sickness got you this way? But his brohter never said 'cuz his brother was dead, been dead since way last May." The song has to be more than 50 years old. Anyone know what the song title might be?
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