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Marley's Ghost performs "Sierry Petes (Tying Knots in the Devil's Tail)" during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year." Words by Gail I. Gardner & music written by Bill Simon. Originally a poem written in 1917. There are many versions of this poem/song. Powder River Jack and Kit...
Pipp and Lloyd joke and sing about the foolhardiness of the best-laid plans, with the help of lyrics penned by Waddie Mitchell. Pipp Gillette and Lloyd Wright perform "Grandpa" during the "Cowboy Stew" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Michael Martin Murphey plays this well-circulated song based on a Badger Clark poem. Michael Martin Murphey performs "Spanish is the Loving Tongue" during the "Ian Tyson Tribute" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.