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“What more can you say about it?” When we asked cowboy crooner Ian Tyson to name the four songs of his he’s most proud of, he surprisingly didn’t name the Canadian classic Four Strong Winds. “It’s had its run for the roses,” he explained over the phone. Instead he choose the following tunes.

Someday Soon (1964)

“There have been such great interpretations by wonderful ladies, starting with Judy Collins.”

Summer Wages (1987)

“It’s for the loggers, and all the old bush memories of B.C.”

M.C. Horses (1994)

“It’s about a horse sale, and it’s very true.”

Cottonwood Canyon (2015)

“It’s an anti-fracking song, and it resonates with young people.”

Ian Tyson, May 19 and 20, 8:30 p.m. $65 to $70. Hugh’s Room, 416-531-6604.