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Ridin' Down The Canyon
Words and Music by Gene Autry & Smiley Burnett - 1936
Verse:
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G D7
G B7 C G
A7 D D7 -
Chorus:
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G D7
G B7 C G
A7 - D7 -
G7 - C -
A7 - D7 -
G B7 C G
A7 D7 G -  (D7  to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
When even -ing chores are ov -er at our ranch house on the plain,
And all I've got to do is lay a -round.
I sad -dle up my pon -y and ride off down the trail,
To watch the des -ert sun go down.
 
Chorus:
Ridin' down the can -yon to watch the sun go down.
A pict -ure that no art -ist e'er could paint.
White faced cat -tle low -in' on the mount -ian side,
Hear a coy -ote whin -in' for it's mate.
Cac -tus plants are bloom -in' sage -brush ev -ery where.
Gran -ite spires are stand -in' all a -round.
I tell you folks it's hea -ven to be rid -in' down the trail,
When the des -ert sun goes down.
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Trivia:
While driving through New Mexico and Arizona, with Gene Autry, en route to Hollywood,
the splendor of the American West inspired Smiley Burnett to write "Ridin' Down the Canyon"
on the back of a magazine, he then sold it to Gene for five dollars.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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