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To the town of Fawcett City strode a tiger one fine day…

Tried to speak to folks around him but they didn’t have too much to say…

No one dared to ask his business no one dared to make a slip…

For the tiger there among them had a big iron on his hip…

A big iron on his hip…

Recommended listening: Marty Robbins – Big Iron (from Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs, 1959)

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Those of you who spent more than fifteen minutes playing Fallout: New Vegas should probably sit this one out. The rest of you, however, are in for a poignant reminder of what “country & western” used to represent.  (Besides reactionary politics and overaccessorized outfits, I mean.)

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3 Responses to “The good, the bad, and the Tawny”

  1. MrJM

    For the record: J. R. Cash possessed neither overaccessorized outfits nor reactionary politics.

    – MrJM

  2. PJ

    Tawny’s got Tiger Blood and he’s always winning.

  3. David Simpson

    For proof, not that any’s needed, that “…J. R. Cash possessed neither overaccessorized outfits nor reactionary politics…”, go listen to Singing In Vietnam Talkin’ Blues which you can find either with a quick internet search, or on the LP Man In Black. One of the rawest, most honest anti-Vietnam songs I’ve ever heard.

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