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Now, when you speak of the Hispanic wife..are you talking about Marty Robbins or Billy the kid? I'm thinking Marty, because I don't reall any mention of Billy being married.

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Yes, Marty, her name was Maria. And Billy was never married.

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Our local PBS station in Oklahoma OETA is running a week long Ken Burnes special on the history of country music and they mentioned tonight that the song Marty wrote, he used the name of a little girl Maria that was his class mate when they were in grade school together to honor her in a small way. also brought out that Jonny Cash was married to a Spanish girl from Texas Right after he was discharged from the Air Force for a number of years and they had 4 children before they divorced and he finally married June Carter. Lots of tangle webs in the music business. They said that he wrote I walk the line as a song to insure his wife that he was true to her. So far the show has been a very good history lesson on the birth of county music, history of the grand old opera, WLS national barn dance in Chicago and many others. Some of the greats when they started way back there were singing for as little as 25 dollars a week.

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Thanks, Argent; I rather suspected that Marty had a strong affinity for things Hispanic, or it sure seemed that way in his music.

This thread is about sad songs, at risk of widening the discussion..I would like to include a small poem. After all, a song is just a poem set to music.

This poem is by Robert Service, who wrote many poems, especially concerning Alaska, and her wild, gold miner, sourdough days.

You asked for sad songs...see if you can picture the sadness in this lonely heart;


An Old Story
(Retold in Rhyme)

They threw him in a prison cell;
He moaned upon his bed.
And when he crept from coils of ****:
"Last night you killed," they said.

"Last night in drunken rage you slew
A being brave with breath;
A radiant soul, because of you
Lies dark in death."

"Last night I killed," he moaned distraught,
"When I was wild with wine;
I slew, and I remember naught . . .
O Mother, Mother mine!

"To what unbridled rage may lead
You taught me at your knee.
Why did I not your warning heed . . .
And now - the gallows tree.

"O Mother, Mother, come to me,
For I am sore distrest,
And I would kneel beside your knee
And weep upon your breast. . . ."

They stared at him; their lips were dumb,
Their eyes tear filled;
Then spoke the Priest: "She cannot come . . .
'Twas she you killed."


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IG that could be put to music as the lyrics. It sorta sounds like that thing they were saying and singing in the Hunger Games. The Hanging Tree, it was a poem song also.
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Our local PBS station in Oklahoma OETA is running a week long Ken Burnes special on the history of country music and they mentioned tonight that the song Marty wrote, he used the name of a little girl Maria that was his class mate when they were in grade school together to honor her in a small way. also brought out that Jonny Cash was married to a Spanish girl from Texas Right after he was discharged from the Air Force for a number of years and they had 4 children before they divorced and he finally married June Carter. Lots of tangle webs in the music business. They said that he wrote I walk the line as a song to insure his wife that he was true to her. So far the show has been a very good history lesson on the birth of county music, history of the grand old opera, WLS national barn dance in Chicago and many others. Some of the greats when they started way back there were singing for as little as 25 dollars a week.

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Maria is a very popular name with Hispanics. Brooks and Dunn even adopted it when the lead singer
was dateing a woman by that name.


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Speaking of Brooks and Dunn. They are in my top five of the bands I really like. Just look at all the hits they produced.

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I did like the Mavericks though. That lead singer was from NM.


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The Desert Rose Band sure never hear anything from them these days. watch the fellow on the left as you view the picture. The lead singer name is Hilman and he was also with the Byrds at one time along with Roger Mc Guinn I really love Roger Mc Guinn and he can sure play that Rickenbocker.

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A bit before my time with the first two but my big sister would know.
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