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Hi, can anyone help??? Does anyone remember a song from the 80's to do with cowboys & cortinas? I have no idea of title or artist but the lyrics were something like 'I'm a Friday night cowboy in a weekend wonderland, I saddle up my cortina & comin in on the ole ten four' I could be out on the exact lyrics but I know it existed, just can't find anyone else who remembers it & have spent ages searching YouTube etc but to no avail. Would b really grateful if anyone can help??

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Hey Jessierose, welcome to SF. Can you provide a little more info? Like genre, male, female, group, uptempo, slow, etc? Just googling lyrics doesn't go too far in this case (as you found out). Somebody is bound to be able to help. :)

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Hi, thanks for your replies, i'm afraid I cant remember much more info, it was sung by a fella (or maybe group of fellas) sort of in the style/sound of the convoy song. At that time I used to listen to radio one a lot so am guessing it was played on the radio.

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Hi Jessie, four years later... did you manage to find out the band for this song?? I came across your question as I was this morning trying to find out the name of the band. Like you, I remember it from the early 1980s but cannot work out who it was recorded by. I actually recorded it off the radio on 24th December 1981 onto a cassette I still have! It was played that morning on BBC Radio 2 by Terry Wogan as I left the cassette recorder running and can hear him speaking over the fade-out of the record! Your memory is accurate (it was "Ol' M4" not "old ten four" as reference to the trusty motorway from London to the wild west!). I didn't record the whole song, but from partway through. I've managed to get these lyrics from listening to it just now:

"I settled up my subscription, paid up my membership; I've got a bullet belt and a forty-five on low down on my hip; well the stetson hat don't fit too well, and the boots still tend to rub; but it's worth being number 76 in my local Lone Star club... I'm a Friday night cowboy, with a long hard ride in store; I've saddled up my Cortina, and I'm coming in on the ol' M4; I'm a Friday night cowboy, in a weekend wonderland, deep inside what I really wanna be, is another hired hand."

I remember it as being a novelty record, the type that Terry would play, with very English lyrics, sung in a cockney 'lads' style, fast and with country music backing, and it was well produced. Unfortunately I cannot (yet) find the name of the band!

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