It's me again, Steerforth. Those of you who think Brown Dirt Cowboy refers to something gay are too young to appreciate what Bernie Taupin was talking about. It's as I said in #2. They are names made up by children when they were playing. We did it all the time. I liked to be Flash Gordon or Rocketman!
A children's game played in England in the 1960s.
The Brown Dirt Cowboy:
Probaby refers to Roy Rogers
There are links to prove the meaning of Brown Dirt Cowboy, but Urban Dictionary does not allow links in the definitions.
So much for proof and accuracy.