Ian Tyson In Thirteen Words

I was rummaging through some of the treasures around the prairie dog offices when I found a copy of Ian Tyson’s 2010 memoir The Long Trail: My Life in the West. Tyson’s a Canadian legend, first as part of 60s and 70s folk duo Ian and Sylvia then as a solo artist who continues to tour today.

The random first page that I opened the book to and the first line my eyes landed on was just perfect. Observe:

When I worked with Sylvia alone, since she loved me and was an old-fashioned girl, she pretty much did what I told her to do.

I haven’t read the book, but it had better be that for all of its 197 pages.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

2 thoughts on “Ian Tyson In Thirteen Words”

  1. I’ve interviewed Ian Tyson, that sounds about right. In fact, an editor may have helped him tease that sentence out.

  2. I am willing to (figuratively) bet that all the memoirs of old timey dudes inevitably contain that sentence…

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