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Songs of the West

Songs of the West

By his own admission, Dave Fredrickson is less a folk singer than a singer of old-time songs. He performs, with his guitar, in the relaxed style of the cowboy singers of days gone by, and his diverse repertoire is drawn from cowboy records, traditional singers, field recordings from the Library of Congress, and from books. His renditions of what he calls "Okie" and "Hillbilly" music convey a warmth and integrity that can be heard throughout this compilation of night-herding songs, ballads, and musical accounts of cowboy life. Liner notes include excerpts from a letter by Fredrickson, song lyrics, and notes on the songs.

Track Listing

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Frenchman's Ranch Dave Fredrickson 3:21
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102
Lone Star Trail Dave Fredrickson 2:56
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103
Farewell, Fair Ladies Dave Fredrickson 3:39
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104
Billy the Kid Dave Fredrickson 2:03
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105
Pretty Boy Floyd Dave Fredrickson 2:39
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106
Mole in the Ground Dave Fredrickson 2:45
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107
Hang Me Dave Fredrickson 3:16
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108
George Campbell Dave Fredrickson 2:32
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109
More Pretty Girls Than One Dave Fredrickson 1:55
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201
Jack of Diamonds Dave Fredrickson 3:08
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202
Austin's Fair City Dave Fredrickson 3:12
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203
Gypsy Davy Dave Fredrickson 2:41
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204
Bonnie Blue Eyes Dave Fredrickson 3:36
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205
Girl I Left Behind Dave Fredrickson 3:39
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206
The Fair Maid from the Plains Dave Fredrickson 2:48
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207
Letter Edged in Black Dave Fredrickson 2:31
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208
Cowboy's Life is a Very Dreary Life Dave Fredrickson 1:06
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209
Big City Jail Dave Fredrickson 1:32

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