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Christmas the Cowboy Way


Download links and information about Christmas the Cowboy Way by Riders In The Sky. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Country, Traditional Pop Music genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 41:23 minutes.

Artist: Riders In The Sky
Release date: 1999
Genre: Country, Traditional Pop Music
Tracks: 12
Duration: 41:23
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No. Title Length
1. Corn, Water and Wood 3:16
2. Let It Snow/The Last Christmas Medley You'll Ever Need to Hear 2:24
3. The Christmas Yodel 2:38
4. Sidemeat's Christmas Stew 2:02
5. The Prairie Dog Christmas Ball 2:32
6. The Friendly Beasts 3:41
7. Virgen Maria 5:56
8. I'll Be Home for Christmas 3:52
9. An Old Fashioned Christmas Polka 2:26
10. The Twelve Days of Cowboy Christmas 4:57
11. Just Put a Ribbon in Your Hair 3:18
12. O Come, O Come Emmanuel 4:21



With Christmas the Cowboy Way, the modern torchbearers of the cowboy singing tradition, Riders in the Sky, deliver an interesting mix of the sublime and the goofy. "Corn, Water and Wood" is a sweet and touching adaptation of the story of the Advent, in which three cowboys bring regionally appropriate gifts to the newborn babe. Ranger Doug's "Virgen Maria" is also very affecting. On the lighter side, there's a great swing arrangement of "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" that segues into "The Last Christmas Medley You'll Ever Need," which incorporates the first lines of about 20 Christmas songs. The group's cowboy adaptation of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is also lots of fun. But "Side Meat's Christmas Stew" and "The Prairie Dog's Christmas Ball" are both just a bit too hokey, even though the hokiness is obviously part of the joke. Fans will definitely want this one, but newcomers may want to begin elsewhere.