Tuesday, January 18, 2011

He's An Indian Cowboy In The Rodeo - Oikea Cowboy

A singer named Paula (not to be confused with Paula of vocal duo Tuula ja Paula) recorded a couple of non-successful solo singles in the 70's and contributed several covers in cheap compilation albums. And that's all I know of her, really. This "Oikea cowboy" (A real cowboy) was on one of those singles in 1973. It's lyrics were done by Chrisse Johansson. The original song was written and performed by Buffy Sainte Marie ((b. Beverly Sainte-Marie) - finnpicked before, see here and here. The song was originally called "He's An Indian Cowboy In The Rodeo" It was a big country hit single in USA in 1971. It also appears on her compilation album "Native North American Child: An Odyssey" released in 1974.

Here's the pair:

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