Ghost Riders In The Sky

Sons Of The Pioneers

Verse 1
 AmC
An old cowpoke went ridin' out, one dark and windy day,
 AmCE7
 Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way,
 Am
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw,
 FDmAm
A plowin through the ragged skies, and up the cloudy draw.  

chorus
 CAmFDmAm
Eye-aye, Yip-i-yi-o,         Ghost herd in the sky.        

Verse 2
 AmC
Their brands were still on fire and their hoofs were made of steel.
 AmCE7
Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel.
 Am
bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky.
 FDmAm
For he saw the riders comin' hard, and he heard their mournful cry.

chorus
 CAmFDmAm
Eye-aye, Yip-i-yi-o,         Ghost riders in the sky.        

Verse 3
 AmC
Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred,  their shirts all soaked with sweat.
 AmCE7
They're ridin' hard to catch that herd but they ain't caught 'em yet.
 Am
For they gotta to ride forever on that range up in the sky.
 FDmAm
On horses snortin' fire,  as they ride on, here their cry.

chorus

Verse 4
 AmC
As the riders loped on by him, he heard one call his name.
 AmCE7
"If you want to save your soul from hell a ridin' on our range,
 Am
Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride,
 FDmAm
A-tryin' to catch the devil's herd,   across these endless skies."

chorus

Outro:
 FDmAm
 Ghost riders in the sky  

Gerry L. Watkins

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