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Garth Brooks - Cowboy Song, The


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#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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The Cowboy song by Garth Brooks


D                             D                 G                 D
Pushin' horns weren't easy like the movie said it was
                            D                          A
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and I don't recall no dance hall girls or hotel rooms with rugs.
                 D
You worked hot and tired and nasty,
              G                     D
rode your pony's head too low.
                                          A
There were all the nights you couldn't sleep
         G
cause it was too damn cold;
                       D              A                      D
and you'd sing "Strawberry Roan and "Little Joe".
D                                D                 G                 D
Like the time we hit the river and the rain began to fall;
                                   D                       A
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and the water was risin' so damn fast we thought it'd drown us all.
      D                                           G                      D
We lost a lot of steers that day and four or five good mounts.
                                       A             G
But when all the boys rode into camp we knew that's what counts;
                    D               A                           D
and we sang "Yippee Tiyiyay" amd "Amazing Grace";
         Bm                                               G               D
or the night they broke behind us and then took us by surprise.
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I whistled out to Bonner I seen the terror in his eyes.
           D                   D7                            G
D
And he rode for all his horse would ride and I know he done his best.
                             A                 G
But he crossed over Jordan ridin' Dunny to his death.
                    D                    A
D
And we sang "Bringing in the Sheaves" and "The Rugged Cross".
D                              D                    G                   D
So when you see the cowboy he's not ragged by his choice.
                           D                                       A
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He never meant to bow those legs or put that gravel in his voice.
             D                                                      G
D
He's just chasin' what he really loves and what's burnin' in his soul.
                            A                       G
Wishin' to God that he'd been born a hundred years ago.
                  D             A                        D
Still singin' "Strawberry Roan" and "Little Joe".



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