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    Does Garth Chant??

    Hi!

    Was wondering....I know it's kinda silly. But does anyone know if Garth yodels or chants?

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    He "yodeled" in a song one time... I don't remember what but I do remember getting a great laugh out of hearing him yodel .

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    The song is "The Cowboy Song" and Garth does yodel at the ending of it....
    but as far as 'chanting' goes, I guess it depends on what type of 'chant' your referring to.
    I don't think yodeling and chanting are the same thing.

    If your referring to 'chant' as in witchcraft...you can count him out!
    If your referring to 'chant' for a baseball, football, soccer, hockey or other team...He might join in with the crowd cheering them on.

    I know I've been among other Garthfans as we chanted in unison...stomping our feet, about to collapse the building around us.
    "WE WANT GARTH!"
    prior to his stage appearance in concerts.

    Or the time in Central Park when there were over a million of us under the dark open sky...when we broke out in a chant for Garth... "WE WANT GARTH!"
    Now, that was the loudest chant for Garth I've ever heard or been a part of...the memory alone can give you chills.

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    The song is "The Cowboy Song" and Garth does yodel at the ending of it....

    actually the one he yodels in at the end is "Night Riders Lament", off The Chase.....I wish he would do it more, it sounds really cool!!


    allison

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    Allison,

    Your right! I mix up the 'Cowboy Song' and 'Night Riders Lament'!
    I guess it's because they're both great 'Cowboy' songs!

    I've always wondered about the line:
    "And they've never heard ole' camp cookie sing"

    When Garth yodels, It makes me think of ole' camp cookie, but I don't know who Garth is referring to in the song! LOL Do you?

    -Diane
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    "And they've never heard ole' camp cookie sing"
    The 'camp cookie' is the the guy who fixes all the meals out on the trail! the camp cook, or 'cookie'.


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    Yankee,

    Thanks for that interesting tidbit!
    Now, I don't have to wonder anymore!

    -Diane
    "There's Faith,Hope and Love,and the greatest of these is love, that's cool" Garth Brooks on We Shall Be Free Video

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    Originally posted by countyfair_85
    Yankee,

    Thanks for that interesting tidbit!
    Now, I don't have to wonder anymore!

    -Diane


    I'm soooooo in love with that song!!!


    allison.

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    NO PROB~~~

    I yodel along with him!

    Love that tune!!!


    Y@Nkee
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    I keep thinking lately of the line "bringin' in the shieves and the rugged cross". Dottie at work gave me a ceramic Precious Moments cross that says "I Believe in The Old Rugged Cross". What does that expression 'old rugged' really mean I wonder? I know there is an old hymn about that but here Garth is singing about it too. Is he refering to the rugged cross or the hymn?

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    The Cowboy Song

    Ok. Here's the words. Does anyone know anything about all these songs Garth is singing about in this one song? Anybody care to find lyrics to some?
    Pushin horns weren't easy like the movie said it was
    And I don't recall no dance hall girls
    Or hotel rooms with rugs
    You worked hot and tired and nasty
    Rode your pony's head too low
    There were all the nights you couldn't sleep
    'Cause it was too damn cold
    And you'd sing "Strawberry Roan" and "Little Joe"

    Like the time we hit the river
    And the rains began to fall
    And the water was risin' so damn fast
    We thought it'd drown us all
    We lost a lot of steers that day
    And four to five good mounts
    But when all the boys rode into camp
    We knew that's what counts
    And we sang, yippie ti yi yay and "Amazing Grace"

    Or the night they broke behind us
    And then took us by surprise
    I whistled out to Bonner, I seen the terror in his eyes
    And he rode for all his horse would ride
    And I know he done his best
    But he crossed over Jordan ridin' Dunny to his death
    And we sang "Bringing in the Sheaves" and "The Rugged Cross"
    So when you see the cowboy, he's not ragged by his choice
    He never meant to bow them legs
    Or put that gravel in his voice
    He's just chasin' what he really loves
    And what's burnin' in his soul
    Wishin' to God that he'd benn born a hundred years ago
    Still singin' "Strawberry Roan" and "Little Joe"
    Of course I know "Amazing Grace" as do most of us? I often like to quote the line about Jesus being the Light I see by: "I was blind but now I see." Does "Bringing in the Sheaves" go, "bringing in the sheaves/bringing in the sheaves/we will go rejoicing/bringing in the sheaves". You know what? That reminds me of the wheatfields Garth sees in his music. And doesn't "The Old Rugged Cross" begin with the words "I believe (in the old rugged cross)? And what are the last two? What do they have to do with The Chase mentioned above in the lyrics or as Garth's choice of summing up in Pieces as it's closing song? I don't recall this song getting the attention like other Garth closers he is so famous for, like "The Dance" or "The River". Chris Gaines closer, "My Love Tells Me So", seems to get the same overlooked treatment, yet they are both very essential songs to the whole theme of the album.
    At any rate, I for one would love it, if Carol doesn't mind, if someome wants to share the lyrics from any of the above mentioned songs. We might learn more about the song itself, by the songs within it. You might say they are a cowboy's chant. How about that Carol? That'll work. Right?
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    Strawberry Roan is an old cowboy song/poem written in the early 1900's.....a bunch of people have put it on their albums, including Chris LeDoux and Marty Robbins.


    I don't know about the others, this song is the only place I've heard of them.


    allison.

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    Do you know any of the words Allison?

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    "The Strawberry Roan"
    Written by Curley Fletcher in 1915




    I was laying round town just spending my time,
    Out of a job and not makin' a dime,
    When up steps a feller and he says, "I suppose
    That you're a bronc rider by the looks of your clothes?"


    He guesses me right. "And a good one I'll claim.
    Do you happen to have any bad ones to tame?"
    He says he's got one that's a good one to buck,
    And at throwing good riders he's had lots of luck.


    He says this old pony has never been rode.
    And the man that gets on him is bound to be throwed.
    I gets all excited and I ask what he pays
    To ride this old pony a couple of days.


    He says, "Ten dollars." I says, "I'm your man;
    The bronc never lived that I cannot fan;
    The bronc never tried nor never drew breath
    That I cannot ride till he starves plumb to death."


    He says, "Get your saddle. I'll give you a chance."
    We got in the buggy and went to the ranch.
    We waited till morning, right after chuck.
    I went out to see if that outlaw could buck.


    Down in the corral, a-standin' alone,
    Was this little old caballo, a strawberry roan.
    He had little pin ears that touched at the tip
    And a big forty-four brand was on his left hip.


    He was spavined all round and he had pidgeon toes,
    Little pig eyes and a big Roman nose.
    He was U-necked and old with a long lower jaw -
    You could tell at a glance he was a regular outlaw.


    I buckled on my spurs, I was feeling plumb fine,
    I pulled down my hat and I curls up my twine,
    I threw the loop at him, right well I knew then,
    Before I had rode him I'd sure earn my ten.


    I got the blind on him with a terrible fight,
    Cinched on the saddle and girdled it tight;
    Then I steps up on him and pulled down the blind
    And sat there in the saddle to see him unwind.


    He bowed his old neck and I'll say he unwound,
    He seemed to quit living down there on the ground;
    He went up to the east and came down to the west
    With me in the saddle, a-doing my best.


    He sure was frog-walkin', I heaved a big sigh,
    He only lacked wings for to be on the fly;
    He turned his old belly right up to the sun,
    For he was a sun-fishin' sun of a gun.


    He was the worst bronco I've seen on the range,
    He could turn on a nickel and leave you some change.
    While he was buckin' he squalled like a shoat,
    I tell you that outlaw, he sure got my goat.


    I tell all the people that pony could step
    And I was still on him a-buildin' a rep;
    He came down on all fourse and turned up on his side,
    I don't see how he kept from losing his hide.


    I lost my stirrups, I lost my hat,
    I was pullin' at leather as blind as a bat;
    With a phenomenal jump he made a high dive
    And set me a-winding up there through the sky.


    I turned forty flips and came down to the earth
    And sit there a-cussing the day of his birth.
    I know there's some ponies that I cannot hide,
    Some of them living, they haven't all died.


    But I bet all money there's no man alive
    That can ride Old Strawberry when he makes that high dive.


    ~Ann~

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    Here are the lyrics to Bringing In The Sheaves

    Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
    Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
    Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

    Refrain

    Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,
    Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,

    Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
    Fearing neither clouds nor winter’s chilling breeze;
    By and by the harvest, and the labor ended,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

    Refrain

    Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
    Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves;
    When our weeping’s over, He will bid us welcome,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

    Refrain


    BTW - I did not know what sheaves meant so I looked it up -
    n. pl. sheaves (shvz)
    A bundle of cut stalks of grain or similar plants bound with straw or twine.
    A collection of items held or bound together: a sheaf of printouts.
    An archer's quiver.

    Interesting huh?

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    HaHa Wendi. Yeah I got a great laugh out of it too.

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    Little Joe the Wrangler

    This is one of the most heart wrenching tales ever told 'round a campfire.
    The song is performed 'Olde Timey' music style, using A & B parts.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~


    Little Joe the wrangler, he'll wrangle never more.
    His days with the round-up they are o're.
    'Twas a year ago last Apr'l that he rode up ta' our camp,
    jus' a little Texas stray an' nothin' more.

    It wuz early in the evenin' when he rode up ta' the herd
    on a little Texas pony he called "Chaw",
    with his broke-in boots an' overalls a thougher lookin' kid
    you never in your life before had saw.
    ---
    His saddle wuz a Texas 1kack, built many years ago
    an' an OK spur on one foot lightly swung.
    With his hot roll in a cotton sack sa' loosely tied ba'hind
    an' a canteen from the saddlehorn wuz swung.

    He said he'd had ta' leave home, his pa had married twice;
    an' his new ma whupped him every day or two;
    sa' he saddled-up ol' Chaw one night an' lit a shuck this way,
    an' now he's tryin' ta' paddle his own canoe.
    ---
    He said if we would give 'em work he'd do the best he could,
    though he didn't know straight up about a cow;
    sa' the boss man cut 'em out a mount an' kindly put 'em on,
    fer he sorta liked that little kid somehow.

    He learn't ta' wrangle ho'sses an' tried ta' know 'em all
    an' ta' get 'em in by day light if he could;
    ta' load the ol' chuck wagon an' also hitch the team,
    an' ta' help the cocinero rustle wood.
    ---
    We wuz campin' on the Pecos when the wind began ta' blow
    an' we doubled up r' guard ta' hold 'em tight;
    when a storm came roarin' from the north with thunder an' with rain
    then the herd stampeeded off inta' the night.

    Little Joe the wrangler wuz called out with the rest,
    an' it seemed that we no sooner got the word,
    when the cattle they stampeeded, like a hailstorm long they fled
    an' we wuz ridin' onward with the herd.
    ---
    Amid the streaks a' lightin' we could see a ho'ss ahead.
    It wuz little Joe the wrangler in the lead.
    He wuz ridin' ol' Blue Rocket, with a slicker o're his head,
    an' a-tryin' ta' check the lead cows in thair speed.

    At last we got'em millin' an' kind-a quited down
    an' the extr'e guard did ta' the wagon go;
    but thair wuz one a-missin', an' we knowed it at a glance,
    wuz the little Texas stray, r' wrangler Joe.


    (repeat part B music with this verse)
    Next mornin', jus' at day break, we found wh'ar Rocket fell,
    in a dry wash draw, some twenty feet below
    an' beneath the horse, mashed ta' a pulp, spur a-ringin' his death knell
    wuz the little Texas stray, poor wrangler Joe.
    ---

    (ending is done with part A music)
    Little Joe, The Wrangler, will wrangle never more.
    His day with the remuda, it is done;
    but we will not forget 'em, no cowboy ever kee'n.
    He rides the golden plains beyond the sun.


    (repeat the last line)
    Now he rides the golden plains beyond the sun.



    ~Ann~

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    OMG Ann! Thanks for posting those! You have no idea how much you have blessed me personally. And yeah, I DO see that quiver as very, very full!!! That is so neat!
    Those songs sure do tell us alot about the cowboy way of life being alot of ups and downs to sing about. But we will trade our sweat and tears someday for a great big "howdy do"! Yee-haw!!!!! Now THAT'S something to chant AND yodel about!! Like at the stadium!!

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    first time i heard Strawberry Roan i fell off my chair and LM*O.
    When i heard Little Joe i cried cos it has such a sad ending

    i love those songs, (just learned both of them on fiddle )

    and this is why i go to "end of the trail", cos they have lots of yodeling and real cowboy music and poetry.
    take care,

    lil'bit

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    "over hill, over dale, we will hit the dusty trail"...can I join you littlebit?

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    Yes Mam!
    take care,

    lil'bit

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    deAnnalynn! I think we are on the trail of something big indeed! I mean, look at all these "Unsigned Letters" we keep coming across in our travels. Ya think we ought to gather them up or just let them blow where they will on the breeze? I don't know. Look at that sky. The weather looks bad with that sudden wind kicking up. Maybe we ought to do what Garth says, and bring 'em on in. Hey! We could tie 'em up with some of those guitar strings you yanked for Brian's safe return! And it worked, because he did come back to us!!

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