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One of the great western numbers sung by a female, this song became the first million-selling song by a woman after Patsy Montana recorded it in 1935.
The singer hopes one day to be a cowboy’s sweetheart, and by the end of the song, her dream has come true.
This fun-loving tune was a duet with friends Chris Le Doux and Garth Brooks.
The two ask the question of the lovely lady: “Whatcha gonna do with a cowboy when he don’t saddle up and ride away?
Who among us hasn’t thought how glamorous it would be to be a cowboy on a big ranch somewhere out west, or at the very least, in a movie?
Written by Ian Tyson, “Someday Soon” has been recorded by Judy Collins, Suzy Bogguss and many others and has charted in pop, folk and country.
While the lyrics don’t depict any cowboy activities like riding, roping and branding, Chris declares the simple reasons why the motorcycle gang member won’t be able to take his old cowboy hat off his head.
As the song says, “If it’s a job, do it, put your back into it.” Plus, there is the humorous take on how you can spot a real cowboy from where he sits in a pickup truck!
This 2009 video features Ian singing it – and you can see Suzy’s version HERE.
This video shows Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings singing the Ed Bruce-penned song live from Farm Aid in 1986.
The song is a tongue-in-cheek admonition for mothers to beware if their sons wanted to be cowboys when they grew up, and lists all the pitfalls should that happen.
One of Foster & Lloyd’s best-known hits, this tune talks about the cowboy way of life, but Radney Foster says it is really a song about the freedom to dream, to do what you want to do.