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Tuesday 21 January 2020

Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim!

My third charity shop acquisition of the year, and the first on vinyl was the 12 inch single of Don't Come the Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim! by the late great Kirsty MacColl on the Virgin label
Acquisition note as opposed to purchase as it didn't cost me anything. It was a pound but I didn't have any change. I was all set to pay by card but the chap I had been chatting to over the vinyl box insisted on paying in a lovely act of random kindness.

Released in 1989 it is off the Kite album which is one that I don't have meaning this is the first time that I have owned it in a physical format, which is nice.

Since acquiring my my laptop anything I rip from my USB turntable is downloaded in the WAV format. I have been unable to work out how to convert to MP3 to save space.If anyone is aware of any free software for this please let me know.
I've managed to find an MP3 version of the second song which was written by Anna McGarrigle and Philippe Tatarchef.
The final song which Kirsty wrote with Gavin Povey is rather lovely.

Kirsty MacColl -Don't Come the Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim !

Kirsty MacColl - Complainte Pour Ste Catherine

Kirsty MacColl - Other People's Hearts


  1. Try

  2. I use freac, you can download on this page

    choose the DOWNLOAD button

  3. By the way, did I read this correctly, you pulled in the charity shop?

    1. Either that or the nice chap is grooming CC, giving him free vinyl until he becomes dependent on it and addicted to buying records in charity shops. We need to intervene...

      TOO LATE!!!

    2. "random kindness" - is that a euphemism?

    3. There are some very cynical people out there!

  4. Hearing about that lovely act of random kindness has made my day.

  5. I use Switch Sound File Converter. Free version is available from

    What a great purchase - even more so for the fact you didn't even pay for it yourself.

  6. Classic. I a;ways think of this as a spiritual sequel to There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop.

  7. I'm all for random acts of kindness. What a nice guy.