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Weeds and Water

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Released  1983
Producer  Riders in the Sky
Artist  Riders in the Sky
Label  New Rounder
Length  28:38
Weeds and Water (1983)  Live (1984)
Release date  1983
Genre  Western swing
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Similar  Prairie Serenade, Great Big Western Howdy!, New Trails, Always Drink Upstream, Saddle Pals

Weeds and Water is the fourth studio album by the Western band Riders in the Sky, released in 1983. It is available as a single CD. The album features cowboy music standards like "Cool Water," "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "Streets of Laredo," along with several originals.


This album was first released in the early 1980s as a direct-mail TV package. It was remixed and remastered in 1983, with the steel guitar of Kayton Roberts replacing the original steel tracks.

Track listing

  1. "Cool Water" (Bob Nolan) – 3:19
  2. "West Texas Cowboy" – 2:54
  3. "La Cucaracha" (Traditional) – 2:47
  4. "Streets of Laredo (The Cowboy's Lament)" (Traditional) – 3:03
  5. "Singing a Song to the Sky" (Douglas Green) – 2:24
  6. "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (Nolan) – 3:55
  7. "Pecos Bill" (Daniel, Lange, Nolan, Smith) – 2:21
  8. "That's How the Yodel Was Born" (Green) – 2:13
  9. "Wasteland" (Green) – 3:27
  10. "Bound to Hit the Trail" – 2:15


  • Douglas B. Green (a.k.a. Ranger Doug) – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Chrisman (a.k.a. Woody Paul) – fiddle, vocals
  • Fred LaBour (a.k.a. Too Slim) – bass, vocals
  • Kayton Roberts – steel guitar
  • Bob Mater – drums
  • Songs

    1Cool Water3:26
    2West Texas Cowboy3:03
    3La Cucaracha1:51


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