My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Willie Nelson

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VERSE 1
 D
grew up dreaming of being a cowboy
 GD
And loving the cowboy ways.
 D
Pursuing the life of my high riding heroes
 E7A7
  burned   up   my    childhood    days.
 D
learned all the rules of a modern day drifter
 GD
Don't you hold on to nothing too long
 GDG
Just take what you need from the ladies and leave them
 DA7D
With the words of a sad country song.

CHORUS
 GD
My heroes have always been cowboys
 E7A7
 And they still are it seems
 GDG
 Sadly in search of and one step in back of
 DA7D
Themselves and their slow moving dreams.

VERSE 2
 D
Cowboys are special with their own brand of misery
 GD
From being alone too long.
 D
You could die from the cold in the arms of a nightmare
 E7A7
Knowing well that your best days are gone
 D
Picking up hookers instead of my pen
 GD
let the words of my youth fade away.
 GDG
Old worn out saddles and old worm out memories
 DA7D
With no one and no place to stay.

CHORUS
 GD
My heroes have always been cowboys
 E7A7
 And they still are it seems
 GDG
 Sadly in search of and one step in back of
 DA7D
Themselves and their slow moving dreams.

OTTRO
 GDG
 Sadly in search of and one step in back of
 DA7D
Themselves and their slow moving dreams.

This song is in 3/4 time. It sounds best if you hit the bass note of the
chord on the first beat of each measure. You might want to put in some bass
runs like A-B-C#-D between A and D chords where it sounds right.

If you want to talk country guitar with me, or if my notation makes no
sense
feel free to e-mail me.

 --
 Greg Vaughn                           Graduate Student
Pulsed Power Group Insulator Lab
Department of Physics Texas Tech University
ribtm@ttacs.ttu.edu

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