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Re: Tumbling Tumbleweeds/song

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 19, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Tumbling Tumbleweeds/song posted by SR on October 18, 2004

: : : What is the significance of calling people "Tumbleweeds"?

: : A tumbleweed is rootless and goes where the wind blows it. Calling a person that could mean he has no firm convictions or maybe no strong family ties.

: : Merriam-Webster:
: : tumbleweed -- a plant (as Russian thistle or any of several amaranths) that breaks away from its roots in the autumn and is driven about by the wind as a light rolling mass.

: : : I think it was meant to be ruder than that!

: : I think you'll find what you are looking for here:
: : http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tumbleweed&r=f

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: One of my favourite songs of the Old West:

: Artist/Band: Sons Of The Pioneers
: Lyrics for Song: Tumbling Tumbleweeds
: Lyrics for Album: RCA Country Legends

: I'm a roaming cowboy riding all day long,
: Tumbleweeds around me sing their lonely song.
: Nights underneath the prairie moon,
: I ride along and sing this tune.

: See them tumbling down
: Pledging their love to the ground
: Lonely but free I'll be found
: Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

: Cares of the past are behind
: Nowhere to go but I'll find
: Just where the trail will wind
: Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

: I know when night has gone
: That a new world's born at dawn.

: I'll keep rolling along
: Deep in my heart is a song
: Here on the range I belong
: Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

That was great. One of the joys of my childhood was the privilege of riding my bike with some pals on Saturday morning to a movie house seven miles away (much of it up steep hills) to see Roy Rogers , The Lone Ranger and all those other wonderful, cowboys, as well as a rousing movie serial. Remember those? Anyway, Roy Rogers was my favorite, largely because of the Sons of the Pioneers. Now can you give us the lyrics of Cool Water? SS