Hoyt Axton performs “Wild Bull Rider” Live Video On Hee Haw 1980.

Released in December 1979 for the Jeremiah label, reached number 21 on the country's charts in the early 1980s. The song would be included on the album, A Rusty Old Halo (Jeremiah 1979)

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Wild Bull Rider:

Lp Cover Arusty old halo ( Jeremiah 1979 )
Lp Cover Arusty old halo (Jeremiah 1979)

A song written by Hoyt Axton, released in December 1979 for the Jeremiah label, and produced by Hoyt Axton & Mellone, reached number 21 on the country’s charts in the early 1980s. The song would be included on the album, A Rusty Old Halo (Jeremiah 1979), the album reached number 27 on the country album charts. The album would be reissued in CD format for the Edsel label in a double package, Rusty Old Halo (1979), Where Did the Money Go (1980).

 

Single cover UK version ( Young blood 1980 )
Single cover UK version ( Young blood 1980 )

At the end of the 70s, he had a prosperous career as an actor and, probably, a lot of money. Maybe he did not need to keep recording, and skeptics who might have been worn out by the uneven nature of his recording career will probably question whether Axton had anything more to say on the record. The record industry that had made a fortune with his work had reached such a negative conclusion, which led Axton to start his own record label (Jeremiah Records) and release this album, Rusty Old Halo (1979), Here.

Single Jim Macdonald ( Fine Tune Records )
Single Jim Macdonald ( Fine Tune Records )

Brings together several groups of high-performance musician friends and reviews all these developments in their music, selecting a song from 1974, another from 1978 and basically putting together a complete album of the different aspects of their work with many fewer mistakes. That in his records as a young man. Your sincerity, one of your greatest strengths when present, is an important part of the success of the clues.

Hoyt Axton Wild Bull Rider Lyrics

Dixie was a lady and a Rodeo Queen Billy was her lover ah you know what I mean
Billy rode the bulls in the big rodeo Dixie loved her man and she told him so
Dixie loved her man and she told him so

Brought a bad bull to the big rodeo said he killed a man out in New Mexico
Dixie said Billy please don’t go don’t ride that killer in the rodeo
You’re the only man I love and I need you so

Then Billy he looked at Dixie looked her right in the eys
Said I’m a Wild Bull Rider and I love my rodeo
I’d ride that bull to hell and back for the money and the show
My pappy was a pistol I’m a son of a gun I ride wild bulls just to have some fun
And the higher they get a little too low for me
I said the higher they get a little too low for me

Billy rode that killer out of New Mexico
He rode him cross the Rockies through the rain and the snow
Rode across the desert to the shining sea rode across the water out to Hawaii
Rode across the water out to Hawaii
Aloha ha Aloha hey Aloha ha Aloha hey

Billy rode that bull around the world and then
He rode him out to Jupiter and back again
Picked up Dixie away they did fly like a shootin’ star sailing through the sky
Like a shootin’ star sailing through the sky

And I could hear Billy say
He said I’d rather be a lover than a fighter of wars
Be from Oklahoma than the nebulous stars
Spent a lot of time in some honky tonk bars
From Memphis to the China Sea yeah from Memphis to the China Sea

Single Wild bull rider ( Jeremiah 1979 )
Single Wild bull rider ( Jeremiah 1979 )

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