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(Ghost) Riders in the Sky Lyrics

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: 16 Biggest Hits

An old cowpoke went ridin' 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
Come rushin' through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw.

Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel
Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath you could feel
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky
He saw the riders coming hard... and he heard their mournful cry

Yipie i oh Yipie i ay
Ghost riders in the sky.

Their face is gaunt their eyes were blurred their shirts all soaked
With sweat
They're ridin' hard to catch that herd but they 'aint caught 'em yet
'cause they've got to ride forever in the range up in the sky
On horses snorting fire as they ride hard hear them cry

The riders leaned on by him he heard one call his name
If you want to save your soul from hell a riding on our range
Then cow - boy change your ways today or with us you will ride
Tryin' to catch this devil herd... a - cross these endless
Skies.

Yipie i oh Yipie i ay
Ghost riders in the sky.
Ghost riders in the sky.
Ghost riders in the sky.
Comments/Interpretations
by Woody on 8/11/2010 2:18pm
I am fairly certain that the riders "loped [low-ped] on
by him".
by Pete on 11/8/2010 7:16am
This 2nd verse has always eluded me but, I think the 3rd starts "a bolt of fear went through him as he heard one call his name"
by got wood?? on 2/6/2012 1:31pm
does anybody have nice fire wood?


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