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Performances Song History

I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart

Music/Lyrics: Patsy Montana

Vocals: Heather August & Anamieke Carrozza

Original Artist: Patsy Montana

Albums: Vegas 96

Debut: 1996-12-06

Historian: Ellis Godard

Phish played this bit of “western swing” in only one show, during the legendary Vegas “Harpua” on 12/6/96. Lyrics like “a thousand miles from old city lights” clashed with the hectic Vegas surrounding. However, the song was an omen of western-ness that night, as the show included “cowgirl yodelers” Heather August and Anamieke Carrozza as well as Les Claypool, a cowboy, of sorts.

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