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Ringo

Lyrics

He lay face down in the desert sand
Clutching his six-gun in his hand
Shot from behind, I thought he was dead
But under his heart was an ounce of lead
full lyrics
He lay face down in the desert sand
Clutching his six-gun in his hand
Shot from behind, I thought he was dead
But under his heart was an ounce of lead
full lyrics

Features of This Track

country roots
mild rhythmic syncopation
call and answer vocal harmony (Antiphony)
extensive vamping
minor key tonality
a spoken vocal delivery
acoustic rhythm guitars
the subtle use of a horn section
sad lyrics
narrative lyrics
an upbeat two-step feel
hard swingin' rhythm
vocal harmonies

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Much better than Shatner singing / babbling want to hear what else he did
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His voice tho. This is who that line "listen to him read the phone book" was about!
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Only Lorne Greene could sing(talk) this song.
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DANG !! All this time, I grew up w/Bonanza on da tube, yet somehow, until now, I missed Mr.Greene's music. KOOL.
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I love Doc Holiday, Wild Bill Hicock & Johnny Ringo. I have t-shirts of everyone, Ringo. I got one on hold of Johnny Ringo. I'll buy it soon
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I like his voice
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I love the story it tells
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In my mind this story takes place after the song the "desperoto trail"
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Good story
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jeskestephen
Starr
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Say I phone 5x then say your favorite color post this on 2 other songs then look under your pillow
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Great song, a classic. For sure
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Lorne Greene had such a distinct voice that his brief musical career remains memorable. I wish he would have done more gunfighter ballads and I am one who could have listened to him for long periods. Canada just gave us so much not only in country music but think of our favorite TV shows. Who here remembers the other (instrumenta l theme song) for Bonanza? It was a haunting melody!
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I imagine the man telling the story and in the story who took out Ringo was the man with the big iron on his hip from the song "big iron" and took place after the events of the song "big iron".
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Good song
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Great sounding voice. A voice from Bonanza in the 50's.
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wow
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Epic
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pena81277
Good song
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Love this song
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what a sad story! that gave me chills!

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