Embudo, New Mexico
About Richard Martin
AprilIt's a cold April rain this morninthe wind blew hard all through the nightthe weather on the radio gave warninthere maybe some snow in sightthere maybe some snow in sightApril ain't quite spring in the high rangewinter ain't quite done with us yetraising cattle up here it may seem strangebut you take your chances no matter where you betYes, you take your chances no matter where you bet.Mama cows held up in the cedar treesmost are way passed due to calfIf it snows the little ones well they might freezeA man could loose his herd by halfYes, a man could loose his herd by half.April ain't quite spring in the high rangewinter ain't quite done with us yetraising cattle up here it may seem strangebut you take your chances no matter where you betYes, you take your chances no matter where you bet.
© 2009, Richard Martin
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Richard told us, "I co-wrote this song with my brother Glenn Martin. We have written many songs together and many are on my most current CD, Bringing Water to the Land."
About Richard Martin:
Richard Martin grew up working on ranches in eastern New Mexico's Canadian river area. He has been a competitive team roper for many years.
He plays American folk music and many of his songs reflect the country way of life. He has loved and played music most of his life. He has played with many well known country bands in New Mexico and on the road.
Richard has retired from Central New Mexico Community College and now concentrates on writing and performing his songs as well as many other artists' songs.
Richard has recorded two CDs (Mail Box Money and Bringing Water to the Land) and has played at the Durango Cowboy Gathering.
He lives in Embudo, New Mexico with his wife Edna who accompanies him from time to time. Richard enjoys hunting with his hawk (he is a licensed falconer) and playing solo and duo gigs around this great country of ours.
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