Weeds & Water

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Weeds and Water
Studio album by Riders in the Sky
Released 1983
Genre Western swing
Length 28:38
Label Rounder
Producer Riders in the Sky
Riders in the Sky chronology
Prairie Serenade
Weeds and Water
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Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

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[edit]

  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


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