We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Old Roy was a good guy and pretty darn good singer (see him in some of those early films with the Sons of the Pioneers) but I never knew he had teamed up with the great Willie. Just another example of how Maggie's gang keeps us in touch with the more obscure corners of our cultural history.
Ralph Kinney Bennett
How many different people has Willie sung duets with? Quite a few. I like how Willie added a western swing flavor to the song.
Roy Rogers was originally a member of the Sons of the Pioneers. While the Sons of the Pioneers tended to play songs straight, at times they dipped into western swing style, as in Happy Roving Cowboy.
Here is Roy in his heyday performing Don't Fence Me In, along with Trigger. Both Roy and horse were quite the entertainers.