CANYON, Texas (KFDA) - WTAMU continues its Distinguished Lecture Series with Dr. José Limón speaking about the historic cowboy song “Streets of Laredo.”
The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the West Texas A&M University’s JBK Legacy Hall.
Dr. Limón will discuss the history of the song, “Streets of Laredo” and its impact on popular culture.
The song, also known as “Cowboy’s Lament,” is a famous cowboy ballad that has been performed and recorded by many musicians, including Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash.
This cowboy ballad originated on the hungry streets of 19th-century Ireland, far from Texas’ cowboys and cattle.
More recently, the song made a cameo appearance in the Coen brother’s 2018 film “The Ballad of Buster Scraggs.”
The event is free and open to the public, and a dessert reception will follow the lecture.