PLAY                                                                                                                                      Return to Songs
(I Want To Be)
A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Words and Music by Patsy Montana - 1925
G - - -
A7 - - -
D7 - - -
- - G -
- - - -
- - C                E7 Am
C C#dim G E7
A7 D7 G -          (repeat)
8-beat intro. with 3 lead-in notes.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart,
I want to learn to rope and to ride.
I want to ride o'er the plains and the desert,
Out west of the Great Divide.
I want to hear the coyotes howlin,
While the sun sets deep in the west.
I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart,
That's the life I love the best.
I wanna ride old Paint, goin' at a run,
I wanna feel the wind in my face.
A thousand miles from the city lights,
Goin' a cowboy's pace.
I wanna pillow my head near the sleepin' herd,
While the moon shines down from above.
I wanna strum my guitar and yo-del-ay-hee-hee,
'Cause that's the life I love.
Listen to the Marin Banjo Band play "Cowboys Sweetheart" (youtube, timestamp 3:00)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
This Chord Chart may not appear correctly with some browsers.  It should be viewed with a full size window.  
The chord names should appear in single rows.   Let me know of any problems.