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i’m a good man for ya

gay cowboys vintage photograph source unknown

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I fell in love with your sound
Oh I love to sing along with you…

Babe we both had dry spells
Hard times in bad lands
I’m a good man – for ya
I’m a good man…

Last night there was a horse in the road
I was twisting in the hairpin
My hands held on my mind let go
And back to you my heart went skipping

I found the inside of the road
Thought about the first time that I met you
All those glances that we stole
Sometimes if you want them then you’ve got to…

You’re not a good shot but I’m worse
And there’s so much where we ain’t been yet
So swing up on this little horse
The only thing we’ll hit is sunset…

Babe we both had dry spells
Hard times in bad lands
I’m a good man for ya
I’m a good man



Editor’s Note: Whenever I hear Josh Ritter’s ‘Good Man,’
there are two men from the old West in my mind’s eye. In love.
Excerpted here is a selection from the lyrics that take me there.
Josh Ritter is a lovely singer and gifted lyricist.
I hope you’ll listen to the song. – kh

Text: Good Man, lyrics by Josh Ritter
Music: Music, lyrics and performance by Josh Ritter
Image: Late 19th century; sitters, photographer, unknown

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3 Comments

  1. Liam

    I just found my way here. You have a beautiful, beautiful blog. I’ll read it forever.

    Posted June 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Permalink
  2. @Liam:
    Liam, you’re very kind. How did you find your way here?

    Posted June 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Permalink
  3. Liam

    @Kenneth Hill: Google pictures. By coincedence. I searched for love. It’s often portayed so ugly, but here it’s wonderful. Beautiful. Found it.

    Posted June 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

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