SOMEDAY SOON

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SOMEDAY SOON

“Someday Soon” is a song composed by Canadian singer/songwriter Ian Tyson. He recorded the song with his wife, Sylvia Tyson, as the duo Ian & Sylvia in 1964. Although this version was not released as a single, the song has been recorded by Judy Collins, Moe Bandy and Suzy Bogguss, all of whom had chart success with it. Collins’s version was issued as a single to the pop format, while Bandy’s and Bogguss’s versions were hit singles on country music radio.
The song has also been recorded by the Kingston Trio in its 1965 Decca album The Kingston Trio (Nick-Bob-John), Tanya Tucker on her 1975 eponymous LP, Crystal Gayle, on her popular 1978 album When I Dream, the Canadian alternative country band One Hundred Dollars, on their 2008 album Forest Of Tears, and Lynn Anderson on her 1970 album “Stay There Till I Get There”.
Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

There’s a young man that I know
He’s just turned twenty-one
Comes from down in southern Colorado
Just out of the service and looking for his fun
Someday Soon, going with him, someday Soon

My parents can not stand him
’cause he works the rodeo
They say he’s not your kind, He’ll leave you crying
If he asks, I’ll follow him down the toughest road to hoe
Someday Soon, going with him, Someday Soon

When he visits me my pa ain’t got one good word to say
Got a hunch he was as wild back in his early days

So, blow you old blue northern
Blow him back to me
He’s likely riding back from California
Loves his damn ole rodeo as much as he loves me
Someday Soon, going with him, someday Soon
Someday Soon, going with him, someday Soon