Hey Pardner' - I hope you enjoy my video! - Thanks for Watching.
 
I've been playing and singing this tune since it first came out in 1976.
It has always been one of my favorites.
Eddie Arnold originally released the tune and did a fantastic rendition.
I'm no Eddie Arnold, but I hope you enjoy my efforts.
                                                                                                                  DiRT

Cowboy
written by  Harry Shannon & Ron Fraser
performed by Danny Ray Thomas

(capo 1st)

 C   Am   C   Am   C   Am

VERSE 1

Those C skies, Am are dark and C grey.
Am For a C week now, It's been
Am rainin' every C day.
Am And the C Kan-Am-sas City C kid. Am
He's
C on the couch, still Am tryin' to rope a C stray. Am
Well he's
Dm Crockett, and he's G7 Custer.
He's
Dm Hickock's right hand G7 man.
He's
Dm tryin' to tame the G7 west,
But mom don't
Dm seem to under-G7-stand.
She
Dm told him to make G7 ready.
It's
Dm more than time for G7 bed.
How he
Dm wishes he was G7 free,
He was
Dm simply born to G7 be,

A
C Cow-Am C Am C-Boy Am C Am

VERSE 2

A-C-sleep, Am he rides the C range.
Am On a C saddle that, has Am seen it's better C days.
Am And C hear, Am the coyot's C call. Am

As he
C sings the sun to Am rest as evenin' C falls. Am
Well
Dm make a pot of G7 coffee boys,
So
Dm strong you can taste the G7 grain.

Dm
Stretch out on your G7 blanket,
As he
Dm clears his throat to G7 sing.

Dm
Keep your eyes up-G7-on him,
With his
Dm Gary Cooper G7 grin.

It
Dm doesn't take much G7 sense to see,
That
Dm he was simply G7 born to be,

A
C Cow-Am C Am C-Boy Am C Am

CHORUS:

Am This concrete city's fenced him Em in.
F
Can't win 'um all, but he'll be C on his feet a-C7-gain.
Am
He'll ride his fantasies till Em then.
Don't he
F take after me,

He was
Dm simply born to G7 be,

A
C Cow-Am C Am C-Boy Am C Am

VERSE 3

Those C skies, Am are dark and C grey.
Am For a C week now,
it's been Am rainin' every C day.
Am But the C Kan-Am-sas City C kid. Am

He's
C all tucked in and Am dreamin' of the C range. Am

A
C Cow-Am C Am C-Boy Am C Am

A
C Cow-Am C Am C-Boy Am C Am