This is the way history has been passed along for thousands of years, in song. The life of Ol’ Charlie Russell. Ian Tyson has a way of writing some lines that only someone that is savvy on the deal would understand. “The twisted wrist of the hullihan throw,” is one of those great lines.
I recommend reading Trails Plowed Under a book written by Charlie Russell and listening to Ian Tyson music while reading it. You will be experiencing two of the best at bringing the cowboy to you in an authentic way.
I have always liked this song. I first heard Ian Tyson’s version, but like Brenn Hills too. I saw him at a Cattleman’s meeting in Colorado. He’s great and promotes the western way of life very well. There are lots of different styles of barrel racer pictures, some better than others, but in the end they are all trying to be fast.