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I'm An Old Cowhand
Words and Music by Johnny Mercer -  1936
Verse:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
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
Chorus:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
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. with 2 lead-in notes.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note: This song is in the key of F, the chorus starts with a Bb6 chord.
Step a -side you or -ner -y Ten -der -feet, Let a big bad buck -er -oo past,
I'm the tough -est hom -bre you'll ev -er meet, Tho' I may be the last,
Yes -sir -ree we're a van -ish -ing race, No -sir -ree can't last long,
Step a -side you or -ner -y Ten -der -feet, while I sing my song.
I'm an old Cow -hand from the Ri -o Grande,
But my legs ain't bowed and my cheeks ain't tanned,
I'm a cow -boy who nev -er saw a cow, Nev -er roped a steer 'cause I don't know how,
And I sho' ain't fix -in' to start in now.  Yip -py -I -O -Ki -Ay,
Yip -py -I -O -Ki -Ay.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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