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wee_ginga_yin
03-09-2011, 10:58 AM
So it is a mandolin but it is still a good tune
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksFVFWZGC6w

SweetWaterBlue
03-09-2011, 11:13 AM
That's a great song. Your version definitely has a style all its own. Good job. I have to cover it someday myself. I think I first heard it on a Ramblin Jack Elliot album.

Hippie Dribble
03-09-2011, 11:33 AM
nice work Rob. Excellent interpretation. Trippy and tribal. Billy himself would have been proud...

wee_ginga_yin
03-10-2011, 12:13 AM
That's a great song. Your version definitely has a style all its own. Good job. I have to cover it someday myself. I think I first heard it on a Ramblin Jack Elliot album.

I heard tell it was written by Joe Ely, He had been visiting a Billy the kid museum
and was sorely disappointed that the only thing it contained were some old wagon
wheels and some rusty nails, and nothing really about Billy the kid, so he there
and then decided to write him a song to give him a bit of history. It has all the
elements of a good song, love triangle, poor anger management, deceit, unfaithfulness
and betrayal.

wee_ginga_yin
03-10-2011, 12:19 AM
nice work Rob. Excellent interpretation. Trippy and tribal. Billy himself would have been proud...

The song has such exquisite details... consciences ticking away like a silver wind up pocket watch.
Those lovers should have let it run down for the sake of their souls.

DAPuke
03-10-2011, 08:02 AM
great song. Love your unique style.
Don