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Lavender Cowboy (Sons Of Erin) videos
#2038: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

He was only a lavender cowboy,
Only three hairs on his chest;
And he rode on a filly called Daffodile-dilly,
The sexiest horse in the west.

Each morning they rode out together,
While the cowboys looked on in dismay;
For he rounded up cattle while riding sidesaddle,
Because he was funny that way.

He was only a lavender cowboy,
Only three hairs on his chest;
And he rode on a filly called Daffodile-dilly,
The sexiest horse in the west.

He was only a lavender cowboy,
All the rest of the cowboys would tease;
So he went on a bender and shot the bartender,
Who smiled when he said,
"Bicardi and Coke, please, no ice".

He was only a lavender cowboy,
Only three hairs on his chest;
And he rode on a filly called Daffodile-dilly,
The sexiest horse in the west.

Now the posse they went out to get him,
For to bring him back dead or alive;
But they knew while they went
they were hot on the scent,
By the smell of Chanel Number Five.

He was only a lavender cowboy,
Only three hairs on his chest;
And he rode on a filly called Daffodile-dilly,
The sexiest horse in the west.

Now the posse they had him surrounded,
While the sheriff stepped forward and said:
"Hold on I'm a comin' to get ya."
"Oh, lovely, I'll let you,"
the Lavender Cowboy replied.

He was only a lavender cowboy,
Only three hairs on his chest;
And he rode on a filly called Daffodile-dilly,
The sexiest horse in the west.

Now the sheriff he drew out his six-gun,
And with his aim he could not miss;
But the hero was quicker and as quick as a flicker,
He threw the brave sheriff a kiss.

He was only a lavender cowboy,
Only three hairs on his chest;
And he rode on a filly called Daffodile-dilly,
The sexiest horse in the west.

He was only a lavender cowboy,
Only three hairs on his chest;
And he rode on a filly called Daffodile-dilly,
The sexiest horse in the west.

####.... Variant of a 1959 parody by South African born singer/songwriter Paddy Roberts [1910-1975] of a 1923 poem by Harold Hersey ....####
From Wikipedia:
Lavender Cowboy - originally a 1923 humorous poem by Harold Hersey about an unmanly cowboy "with only two hairs on his chest" who comes out a hero. It was then set to music and appeared in the 1930 Western film Oklahoma Cyclone. Several versions have since been recorded, one of which was this parody by Paddy Roberts in 1959.

This variant was recorded by Sons Of Erin (Pleasant And Delightful, trk#3, 1980 LP, recorded by Erinson Records, St John's, produced by Sons of Erin, and engineered by Clode Sound Studios, Stephenville, NL).

The video below features a performance by Bob O'Donovan of the Sons Of Erin before a live audience on the Sons Of Erin television series in the early 1980s.


See more songs by Sons Of Erin.

#2036: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

The video below features an excellent guitar performance by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle of Man.

#2037: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2012 ~ Used with permission ~


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