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  •  Grew up (2+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1, Aunt Pat

    listening to old country, Elvis, and 60's pop, so I know it. Haven't heard it in aaaages; it came out the same year I did. :)

    •  "Man Walks Among Us, Be Still," (1+ / 0-)
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      is just as good IMO.
      Still looking for that song that ends with "I know I won't meet you in old Abilene."

      No idea who sang it, though. Heard it once on KDAV-580 AM, a summer afternoon in Slaton, over my cousin's '67 Mustang radio....

      For years, I thought it was Marty Robbins. Then I found out "Go Light on the Nighthawk" was CW McCall, after years believing Willie Nelson had sung it.

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 08:58:58 PM PDT

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      •  Hmm, that's a tough one (1+ / 0-)
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        BlackSheep1

        Any idea of the time frame of the song? Sounds sixties or late fifties to me; after that, they stopped romanticizing Abilene so much. ;)

        •  Thought it was "new" at the time, but I first hear (1+ / 0-)
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          emeraldmaiden

          d Dusty Winds in '73 and thought it was new then, so ...

          I think it was a B side for something that went up the charts.
          It could've been Eddy ARnold or Faron Young based solely on the voice, but it was definitely a "gunfighter ballad" type song. I heard it the summer of the Moon Landing....

          LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

          by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 01:52:57 PM PDT

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