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Ride Em Cowboy-lyr   Juice Newton

Subject: The "Ride ' Em Cowboy Request"!!!

In response to the "Ride 'em Cowboy" request.  I know the words and
would so much like to have the cords also.  These words probably are more like the Juice Newton version.  There was
a gentleman in the 70's  that sang this song also.  I can't remember his name to save my soul.  He also sang "I am
the Only Sinner Left in Salt Lake City " I can't remember his name.

"Ride 'em Cowboy"

Traveling with the rodeo it's the only life he'll ever know.  He started in New Mexico it must have been a thousand
years ago.  He used to be the best they say at riding young wild horses for his pay but now he's much to old it
seems he only rides wild horses in his dreams.

They told him ride 'em cowboy don't let 'em throw you down.  You can't make no money if you hit the ground. Any
how,  Ride 'em cowboy don't let 'em throw you down.  Your the toughest cowboy in town.

Midnight was the champion, was the only bronc that he couldn't ride.   Now I hear Old Midnights blind and rides
little children for a dime.  Ladies used to hang around he must have been a hero in their eyes.  His silver spurs
are rusted now Lord,  he wished he tried to settle down.


He used to be a traveling cowboy but now there's no place left to go.  What is he supposed to do oo oo oo oo.  He's
left out in the cold.


Traveling with the rodeo it the only life he'll ever know.

Any way, If you could pass the chords on and possibly the name of the original singer I would greatly appreciate

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benebrady (report)

I've posted a video on my facebook page displaying the chords for the entire song. You can see it here...!/video/video.php?v=1408947380878

benebrady (report)

The chords to the song are actually D Em7 A7sus4. It's not a mormal progression.
The bridge chords are
F# Bm A G F#m7 Em Em7 A7

Placement is as follows:
Em7 D
I've always been a travelling cowboy
Em7 D
But now there's no place left to go
F# Bm A G F#m7 Em
What am I supposed to do - o - o - o - o
Em7 A7
Seems I'm left out in the cold.

78 Cade (report)

Could you add a little more information on the placement of the chords- especially on the bridge- it changes keys. Thanks, a lot. : )

igorxxx70 (report)

Cords are D G A7 S

tudderj (report)

Paul Davis wrote and recorded the original version of this wonderful song. I used to sing and or play it for my boys as a goodnight song. They called it "The Cowboy Song"