29 April 2009

The Ballad of Ira Hayes



as arranged by Kinky Friedman. I prefer this to the Johnny Cash version

6 comments:

barb said...

There just aren't many balladeers anymore! That's very similar to my Dad's style. In fact, I could almost hear my Dad playing and singing this song!

Mudhooks said...

I like Tom Russell's version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uih-Fm3qqws

BTW: I have tagged you in a meme:

http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/8-things-meme/

Renegade Eye said...

Kinky ran for governor of Texas as an independent. For an independent to get on the ballot, you need 90,000 signatures from people who swear they won't vote foe Democrats or Republicans. He got on the ballot. Ralph Nader for president did as well. In Minnesota you need only 2,000 signatures.

Sorry I like Cash better.

jams o donnell said...

Ah Barb your dad was a singer? It is a great song

THanks Mudhooks. I will ahvetocheck it out.

Ren I like Kinky as a singer and writer. It would have amused me to see him as Texan governor. The Cash version is fine but I prefer the Kinky version. the chorus is more melancholy

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Be it on the head of all Texans that Kinky is not their governor today. Bleh...

jams o donnell said...

Indeed Snoopy!