Doris Daley performs "Let It Be" during the "I Just Wanna Be a Comic Cowboy" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. This rhyme asks whether poetry or songwriting is more difficult. She references songs and ends with a nod to the Beatles.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Black Diamond, AB, Canada
Doris Daley is an Alberta-born, ranch-raised, hale and hearty, happy-trailed, spangled-and-wrangled western poet, emcee, and road warrior. She comes from a gene pool that includes Mounties, ranchers, team ropers, intrepid homesteaders, petticoated bushwhackers, good dancers, grain elevator operators, and Irish stowaways: the perfect pedigree for a cowboy poet. Doris has spouted her poetry around campfires and in concert halls from West Texas to Northern Alberta and all points in between. She grew up near a town of 300 people, she now lives in a "big" town (pop: 2,000) in the Alberta foothills with a bakery, two banks, a bar on the corner, one great library, and no traffic lights.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center's Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 1, 2020.
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