The true title of this song is “Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend” and it was composed by Stan Jones in 1948. It is arguably one of the most famous cowboy-styled country songs in history, featuring numerous versions. This arrangement is based on Johnny Cash’s 1979 cover.
An old cowboy went riding out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red eyed cows he saw
A-plowing through the ragged sky
And up the cloudy draw
Yippie yi ooh
Yippie yi yay
Ghost riders in the sky
NOTE: The song follows a VERSE VERSE CHORUS sequence.
- Johnny Cash
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