This week’s Two for Tuesday songs are classic country songs by country music artists who have a few words to sing about rodeo and broken hearts.
Bandy the Rodeo Clown by Moe Bandy
All Around Cowboy by Marty Robbins
Bandy the Rodeo Clown was co-written by Sanger D. Shafer and Lefty Frizzell. Moe Bandy recorded the song, and it was released as a song on his album of the same title in June 1975. Moe Bandy, a former rodeo clown himself, sings about himself and the woes of the heartaches and physical demands of the job.
All Around Cowboy by Marty Robbins was released in May 1979. This song was the last of his western-themed songs.
The common themes shared by these two songs is the cowboys have their hearts completely shattered and their self-esteem/self-respect destroyed because they fell in love with the wrong women, and their rodeo careers bit the dirt.
For Bandy the rodeo clown, he was at the top of his bull riding game till a pretty girl rode him to the ground.
For the all around cowboy, he’d won All Around Cowboy six years in a row then a rodeo queen made him look like an all around fool.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time