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Saturday, July 21, 2012

KIDS, RODEO, FOREVER YOUNG

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FOREVER YOUNG
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May the good lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you'd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you'll always stay
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
With a prince or a vagabond
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And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you'll always remain
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young
Forever young

And when you finally fly away
I'll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I'm right behind you, win or lose
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
For, forever young, forever young

By Jim Craigan, Bob Dylan, Steve Harley, Kevin Savigar
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The photos are from the Kids Rodeo at the Magdalena, NM
 Old Timers Reunion, held the 2nd weekend in July.
Photos Copyright 2012 Matt Middleton
Man in the Maze Productions
matt@maninthemaze.com
No commercial use of these pics is allowed without permission,
but everything else is a GO!
Thanks pardner!
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There's 50 shots up on a special page on
The Golden Spur Saloon website - check it here:
http://www.goldenspursaloon.com/kidsrodeo.html
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Monday, July 9, 2012

COWBOY CAMP MEETINGS

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It's Summer, and time for the cowboy camp meetings.
The camp meeting is a form of Protestant Christian religious service originating in Britain, and once common in some parts of the United States, wherein people would travel from a large area to a particular site to camp out, listen to itinerant preacherspray and sing. This suited the frontier lifestyle well, as such areas often lacked traditional churches and offered few other types of diversion from work. The practice was a major component of the Second Great Awakening, a rapid increase in the popularity of various Protestant denominations in the United States in the early 19th century.
 Cowboy Camp Meetings are still held
in various parts of the American West,
where they continue to fill a religious need among people whose
remote locations and work necessities often make traditional
"church-going" difficult, if not impossible.
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Below is a song from a 1946 Roy Rogers/Dale Evans
film titled Rainbow Over Texas.
The Sons of the Pioneers sing (and act here) with Ken Carson as the lead vocalist, Hugh Farr as the Preacher, with Shug Fisher, Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan, and Karl Farr as the congregation.
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The Last Roundup
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I'm heading for the last roundup
Gonna saddle old Paint for the last time and ride
So long, old pal, it's time your tears were dried
I'm heading for the last roundup.

CHORUS:
Git along little doggie, git along, git along
Git along little doggie, git along, git along
Git along little doggie, git along, git along
Git along little doggie, git along, git along

I'm heading for the last roundup
To the far away ranch of the Boss in the sky
Where the strays are counted and branded there go I
I'm heading for the last roundup
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There's generally "three-squares" served,
and you can bet the menu includes beef BAR-B-Q - lots of it!
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