Jimmy Young – The Man From Laramie

Onze westernsong van deze maand is The Man From Laramie uit 1955. Jimmy Young is een Britse zanger en radio-personaliteit die in dat jaar twee #1-hits had in Engeland.  Naast deze hit was er ook nog Unchained Melodie van de film Unchained dat tien jaar later in de allerbeste versie van The Righteous Brothers een wereldhit zou worden.  Jimmy Young is momenteel 94 jaar.

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Songtekst :

The man from Laramie
He was a man with a peaceful turn of mind
He was kind of sociable and friendly
Friendly as any man could be
But you never saw a man out-draw
The man from Laramie

The man from Laramie
He was a man with a warm and gentle heart
But when they’d start the arguing and fightin’
Frightenin’ and lightning fast was he
There was no coyote who could outshoot
The man from Laramie

He had a flair for ladies
The ladies loved his air of mystery

The west will never see
A man with so many notches on his gun
Everyone admired the fearless stranger
Danger was this man’s speciality
So they never bossed or double crossed
The man from Laramie

He had a flair for ladies
Now the ladies loved his air of mystery

The west will never see
A man with so many notches on his gun
Everyone admired the fearless stranger
Danger was this man’s speciality
So they never bossed or double crossed
The man from Laramie