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I'm An Old Cowhand
Words and Music by Johnny Mercer - 1936
F           C7 F           C7 F           C7 F           C7
F           C7 F Am        E7 Am        Dm
-            F+ C7         F     Dm -            G9 Gm7      C7
F           C7 F G9         C7    Bb F
Bb6 -            C7 F -
Bb6 -            C7 F -
Dm Am Dm Am
Dm Am        Am6 Gm         Bb   C7 F
Gm       Dm6  C7 F  (to chorus) |
8-beat intro. Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of F.
Step aside you ornery Tenderfeet, Let a big bad buckeroo past,
I'm the toughest hombre you'll ever meet, Tho' I may be the last,
Yes-sir-ree we're a vanishing race, No-sir-ree can't last long,
Step aside you ornery Tenderfeet, while I sing my song.
I'm an old Cowhand from the Rio Grande,
But my legs ain't bowed and my cheeks ain't tanned,
I'm a cowboy who never saw a cow, Never roped a steer 'cause I don't know how,
And I sho' ain't fixin' to start in now.  Yippy-I-O-Ki-Ay,

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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