Cowboys and Sailors Roger Creager
Key of B-flat (Played like key of A, with capo on first fret)
Tabíd from Youtube Video by jdp.
A Bm7 C#m7 C#m7 Bm7 A bm7 A (Slide up to C#m7)
(The intro chords are played in various places in the song. I call the
chords A bm7 and c#m7 with an open A string. Some might
use chords calls: A E D, where E and D are played like a baríd open C chord,
with an open A string. Watch the video to see what
I mean. Itís pretty easy)
[A]Thereís a long line of freedom, passed [Bm]down in my name.
Like[E] rum and rye whiskey, it r[D]uns through my [A]veins.[(A] [Bm7] [C#m7] [C#m7] [Bm7] [A)]
The [A]wayfaring soles of the s[bm]age and the sea,
The [E]cowboys, s[D]ailors and [A]me. (A Bm7 A)
Well no jail and no woman can hold me for long.
Theyíll wake in the morning and Iíll be gone.
& some things in this world were meant to be free
like cowboys, sailors and me.
Yeah but [F#m]I ran off with a c[D]ircus, c[F#m]hasing my insani[A]ty.
Thereís p[F#m]orts and harbors and [A]oceans that Iíve never [E]seen.[E-sus] [E]
Hey but I[F#m]ím out here doing what I[D] love.
So t[A]onight when youíre down on your [D]knees,
W[A]ould you say a [A/G#-bass]prayer for [F#m]cowboys and [E]sailors and s[D]ad guitar p[E]layers like [A]me. (A Bm7 C#m7 C#m7 Bm7 A)
Now this path that Iíve chosen, it never seems to end.
And I know this highway like the back of my hand.
So I trade my living for all these songs that I sing,
ĎBout cowboys and sailors and me.
Yeah but I ran off with a circus, Iím free as a lone tumbleweed..
And thereís places and wide open spaces that Iíve never seen.
Hey but Iím out here doing what I love.
So tonight when youíre down on your knees,
Would you say a prayer for cowboys and sailors and sad guitar players like me.
Cause I make my living, singing songs about women
And cowboys, and sailors and me
Cause I make my living, Ďsinging songs about.. (Ad lib and end).
(Thanks to Jim Parker for tabs)