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Thread #94873   Message #1840131
Posted By: Scoville
21-Sep-06 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Diamond Joe--'diamond studded jaw?'
Subject: RE: Origins: Diamond Joe--'diamond studded jaw?'
Ah, that makes sense. Well, the first part does--sort of like the "grille" that's in today with some athletes and rappers--but I agree that it seems sort of out of character for a rancher. That's interesting. I wonder if the lyrics are later than we usually think of cowboy-type songs. Maybe an "imitation" cowboy song from the 1920's when Western movies were big? Especially since the tune is a freestanding one ("Old Arkansas"), that could have existed beforehand.