Influenced by jazz, singing cowboys, Jimmie Rodgers, and Marty Robbins, Don's travels took him from New Jersey to Six Flags over Texas. On the road and back again he played the White Elephant Saloon in Ft. Worth. Up and down the trails to Elko, Nevada, he paid his dues. 

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Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Show



Long ago there was a man who rode  throughout the west 

Collecting songs and poetry and verses of the range

He wrote "Little Joe the Wrangler" and the "Pecos River Queen"

A ballad huntin cowboy and Jack Thorp was his name 

The Ballad of Jack Thorp

Don Edwards