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Cowboy Junkies

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Biography

The Cowboy Junkies is a Canadian alt-country band formed by three siblings from the Timmins entertainment family (Margo Timmins, vocals; Michael Timmins, songwriter & guitars; Peter Timmins, drums) plus Alan Anton on bass. The group formed in Toronto in 1986. The band's name was simply a random choice as they approached their first ever gig, but it has come to perfectly represent their sound. (Some sources may credit Townes Van Zandt's song "Cowboy Junkies Lament" as the source of the band's name, but that song was written especially for Cowboy Junkies several years after they coined the name.)

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. Sweet Jane  -  637,161 plays
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    Lyrics
    I said "Mama, he's crazy and he scares me
    But I want him by my side
    though he's wild and he's bad
    and sometimes just plain mad
    I need him to keep me satisfied"
    Misguided Angel  -  180,098 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    I only want to say
    That if there is a way
    I want my baby back with me
    'cause he's my true love
    my only one don't you see?
    Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis)  -  162,996 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    Hear the lonesome whippoorwill
    He sounds to blue to fly
    The midnight train is a-winding low
    I'm so lonesome I could cry
    I've never seen a night so long
    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry  -  110,010 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    We are miners, hard rock miners
    To the shaft house we must go
    oil bottles on our shoulders
    We are marching to the slow
    On the line boys, on the line boys
    Mining For Gold  -  101,449 plays
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