(Ghost) Riders in the Sky

Capo 1st fret

Intro:
|    Am    |    Am     |    Am    |    Am    |    Am    |


.           Am                                          C
An old        cowboy went ridin’ in one dark and windy day.
.          Am
Upon         a ridge he rested as he went along his way.

When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw,
F                                                      Dm              Am
Plowin’ through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw.


.          Am                                            C
Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel.
.          Am
Their hornes were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel.

A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky,
.            F                                                  Dm                          Am
For he saw the riders comin’ hard, and he heard their mournful cry.


Am           C                 Am
Yippie-yi-yo, yippie-yi-yay.
F                           Am
Ghost riders in the sky.


Guitar solo:
|    Am    |    Am     |      C     |      C     |      C      |     C      |
|    Am    |    Am     |    Am    |    Am    |    Am    |    Am    |
|    Am    |    Am     |    Am    |    Am    |
|      F      |      F      |      F      |    Dm    |    Am    |    Am    |


.          Am
Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred,
.          C
Their shirts all soaked with sweat.
.         Am
He’s ridin’ hard to catch that heard but he ain’t caught ’em yet,

‘Causet they’ve got to ride forever on that range up in the sky.
.      F                                      Dm                     Am
On horses snortin’ fire, as they ride on hear their cry.


.           Am                                   C
As the riders loped on by him, he heard one call his name.
.            Am
“If you wanna save your soul from hell, a ridin’ on our range,

Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride,
F                                                Dm                       Am
Tryin’ to catch the devil’s herd a-cross these endless skies.”


Am           C                 Am
Yippie-yi-yo, yippie-yi-yay.
F                           Am
Ghost riders in the sky.
F                           Am
Ghost riders in the sky.
F                           Am
Ghost riders in the sky.


Outro:
||:   Am    |    Am    :||   Repeat and fade

 

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