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Gary W
12-08-2011, 09:27 PM
This U.S. singer is now in her 80s and she still performs.

When I was just a small child, she did a cover of a song that was first recorded by a cowboy a few years earlier. It became a hit.

1. Who is the singer?
2. What is the song?

Hint #1 - Dec8: If you get the "Cowboy" who first recoded the song, the rest will be easy.

bassy9
12-08-2011, 09:50 PM
Kitty Wells - Amigos's Guitar

Gary W
12-08-2011, 09:55 PM
Bassy9... no.

bassy9
12-08-2011, 10:28 PM
Doris Day - You are my sunshine

Phil
12-08-2011, 10:30 PM
With the age I was going to say Jean Shepard. But google says she was born in 1933.

Gary W
12-08-2011, 10:38 PM
Bassy9, not Doris Day. Thanks very much, you are my sunshine too but that's not the song, lol.

Phil, not Jean Shepard.

Gary W
12-08-2011, 11:29 PM
I just put Hint #1 in the first post.

sparky
12-08-2011, 11:53 PM
Jan Howard

Gary W
12-08-2011, 11:59 PM
Sparky, not Jan Howard. Did you see Hint #1 in the first post?

Slewfoot
12-09-2011, 01:20 AM
Patti Page
Tennessee Waltz

Gary W
12-09-2011, 01:34 AM
Slewfoot got it. Patti Page - "The Tennessee Waltz". She recorded in 1950, three years after Cowboy Copas recorded it.

Here birth name is Clara Ann Fowler.

Here she is doing it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0

bassy9
12-09-2011, 02:27 AM
Yes, we had thought of Patti Page and the Tennessee Waltz, but hadn't got to the 'cowboy' section, so hadn't included it in the answer - we had to go to town, so left it at that for the time being, until we got back just now.
Have this youtube in my video collection

Gary W
12-09-2011, 04:29 PM
Bassy9, Okay then. I'll give you folks an "Honorary Got-it". lol