Monday, November 26, 2007
Pistol Packin' Santa
Feeling a little old-timey today. Everybody gets a yo-yo, a Tonka truck, and, of course, an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time for Christmas this year. Eyes be damned.
The Prairie Ramblers are probably most famous nowadays as the band that gave us Patsy Montana. Their song "Cowboy Santa Claus" features one of the greatest lines in a Christmas song, ever: "He totes a .44, and wears a big white hat/And he shoots from where he draws."
The Davis Sisters are renowned as the starting point for Skeeter Davis. On "Christmas Boogie" they bring the hillbilly straight to your chimney.
Prairie Ramblers: Cowboy Santa Claus (mp3)
The Davis Sisters: Christmas Boogie (mp3)
The Mountain reminds everyone to drink plenty of egg nog and Holiday grog before gettin' your gun out to take a few potshots at the neighbors' Christmas decorations. Even better if the young'uns are around.