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RICHARD MARTIN
Embudo, New Mexico
About Richard Martin
 

 

April

It's a cold April rain this mornin
the wind blew hard all through the night
the weather on the radio gave warnin
there maybe some snow in sight
there maybe some snow in sight
 
April ain't quite spring in the high range
winter ain't quite done with us yet
raising cattle up here it may seem strange
but you take your chances no matter where you bet
Yes, you take your chances no matter where you bet.
 
Mama cows held up in the cedar trees
most are way passed due to calf
If it snows the little ones well they might freeze
A man could loose his herd by half
Yes, a man could loose his herd by half. 
 
April ain't quite spring in the high range
winter ain't quite done with us yet
raising cattle up here it may seem strange
but you take your chances no matter where you bet
Yes, you take your chances no matter where you bet.

2009, Richard Martin
This song may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.

 

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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