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Detour (there's A Muddy Road Ahead) (ver. 1) by Paul Westmoreland - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Detour (There's A Muddy Road Ahead)" is a Western swing ballad written by Paul Westmoreland in 1945. The original version was by Jimmy Walker with Paul Westmoreland and His Pecos River Boys, issued around the beginning of November 1945. Notable cover versions were recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets for Warner Bros. Records (1960; not released as a single), and Ella Fitzgerald with Herb Ellis. Paul "Okie Paul" Westmoreland (September 19, 1916-June 21, 2005) was a musician, songwriter, and disc jockey in Sacramento, California. Born in Oklahoma, he moved to California during the Okie migration. As a songwriter he is best known for "Detour (There's A Muddy Road Ahead)", written in 1945, which became a big hit for Spade Cooley and was afterwards covered by Patti Page and many others. Other songs by Westmoreland include, "Lordy, Oh Lord" (1952), "Save The Pieces" (1953), and "What's Another Broken.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Paul "Okie Paul" Westmoreland (September 19, 1916-June 21, 2005) was a musician, songwriter, and disc jockey in Sacramento, California. Born in Oklahoma, he moved to California during the Okie migration. As a songwriter he is best known for "Detour (There's A Muddy Road Ahead)", written in 1945, which became a big hit for Spade Cooley and was afterwards covered by Patti Page and many others. Other songs by Westmoreland include, "Lordy, Oh Lord" (1952), "Save The Pieces" (1953), and "What's Another Broken Heart To You?" (1953, with Joe Hobson). He also recorded for Decca Records and toured with his own band in 1954. Included in his band was bass player Raymond "Cousin Ray" Woolfenden. Woolfenden was elected to the Country Radio DJ Hall of Fame in 1999. Westmoreland died in California. "Detour (There's A Muddy Road Ahead)" is a Western swing ballad written by Paul Westmoreland in 1945. The original version was by Jimmy Walker with Paul Westmoreland and His Pecos River Boys, issued around the beginning of November 1945. Notable cover versions were recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets for Warner Bros. Records (1960; not released as a single), and Ella.
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