Australian singles chart:
Rose of Cimarron entered the Kent Music Report on 25 October 1976 and peaked at #51.
The song is on Rose of Cimarron which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 1 November 1976 and peaked at #54.
Rose of Cimarron by American country rock band Poco was written by founding member Rusty Young. The song featured lead vocals by Paul Cotton and Timothy B. Schmit. It was Poco’s only hit in Australia.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_of_Cimarron_(song)
Rusty Young was inspired by the legend of Old West outlaw Rose Dunn, also known as ‘Rose of the Cimarron’.
Rusty said: “Rose of Cimarron is a song I wrote after I picked up a brochure while Poco was on tour in Oklahoma in 1973. It told a story of a woman who took in outlaws in the 1800s. She fed them, mended their wounds and sent them on their way. Or so they say…”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/poco/rose-of-cimarron
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