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Editorial Reviews

Red River Shore (3:19)
Cool Clear Water (5:19)
Around a Western Water Tank (4:50)
Ropin’ Fool (2:38)
Oxford Girl (2:45)
Oh Take Me Back (4:37)
Cowboy Jack (4:34)
The Sporting Cowboy (3:26)
Wild Ripplin’ Waters (4:03)
Don’t You Remember (3:18)
Total running time, 38:53

“Country Western” is early country and western music – cowboy songs, ballads, love songs and songs of murder and betrayal. “Red River Shore” comes from Lomax’s “Folk Songs of North America.” “Cool Clear Water” was written by Bob Nolan of the Sons of the Pioneers. “Around a Western Water Tank” is one of many variations of the hobo song.

“Ropin’ Fool” is an up-tempo cowboy song. “Oxford Girl” is a murder ballad with a stately tempo. “Oh Take Me Back” may originate with the Carter Family. “Cowboy Jack” is a lovely cowboy ballad. “The Sporting Cowboy” is another up-tempo cowboy song.

“Wild Ripplin’ Waters” is a song that has many variants, on both sides of the Atlantic, and harkens back to the English ballad “One Morning in May.” “Don’t You Remember” also has distant origins. It tells of a man who falls in love but is rejected by his lover’s parents. He goes away to the service and returns with his “honor shining bright,” only to find his true love dead of sorrow.

Dean Rathje: vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass.

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Red River Shore
  2. Cool Clear Water
  3. Around a Western Water Tank
  4. Ropin' Fool
  5. Oxford Girl
  6. Oh Take Me Back
  7. Cowboy Jack
  8. The Sporting Cowboy
  9. Wild Ripplin' Waters
  10. Don't You Remember


Product details

  • Audio CD (May 30, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: April 19, 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: New Leaf Music
  • Run Time: 39 minutes
  • ASIN: B00D3RQL7I
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,775,270 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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