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The Ride  Chris LeDoux

The Ride
By Chris Ledoux
rmofle at
Capo 5
I was [G]six years old, my brother was ten
[Dsus2/F#]One July day came running in,
[C]seen a ferris wheel at the edge of town
[C]So, of course, we headed on [G]down
Well it took us an hour to walk that far
Carrying our fortune in a Mason jar
It was all pretty sad, a cheap county fair
With a few old rides but there was ponies there
Well, the ponies stunk and the air was still
In that dusty circle behind the ferris wheel
This old guy smelling of smoke and rum
Swung me up and sat me down on one
Well I'd never rode a horse but I'd seen it done
Cowboy movies made it look like fun
This old man whispered a few soft words
It was the best advice I've ever heard
He said "Sit [C]tall in the saddle, Hold your head up [G]high
Keep your eyes [D]fixed where the trail meets the [G]sky
And [C]live like you ain't afraid to [G]die
And don't be [D]scared, just enjoy your [G]ride"
I went up a kid with shaking hands
And I came down a full grown man
It was like he'd cast some Voodoo spell
Things were different for me now, I could tell
'Cos whenever troubles come wandering in
His rhyme would pop in my head again
And somehow I rode through the needles and nails
Brambles and thorns that life entails
Well I know some day farther down the road
I'll come to the edge of the great unknown
There'll stand a black horse riderless
And I wonder if I'm ready for this
So I'll saddle him up and he'll switch his tail
And I'll tip my hat and bid fairwell
And lift my song into the air
That I learned at that dusty fair
Now don't be scared, just enjoy your ride

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