The Old Cow Man chords with lyrics by Don Edwards - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Don Edwards – The Old Cow Man chords

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[Verse]
DI rode across a valley range
G DI hadn't seen for years
DThe trail was all so spoilt and strange
AIt nearly fetched the tears
DI had to let ten fences down
G DThe fussy lanes ran wrong
DAnd each new line would make me frown
A G DAnd hum this mournin' song
[Chorus]
G G DMhm, hear 'em stretchin' of the wire
DThe urban brand is on the land
AI reckon I'll retire
DWhile progress toots her greedy horn
G DAnd makes her motor buzz
DI thanks the Lord I wasn't born
A G DNo later than I was
[Verse]
D'Twas good to live when all the sod
G DWithout no fence or fuss
DBelonged in partnership with God
AMother Nature and to us
DWhere skyline bounds from east to west
G DAnd room to go and come
DI loved my fellow man the best
A G DWhen he was scattered some
[Chorus]
G G DMhm, closer and closer crawls the wire
DThere's hardly place to step away
AAnd call a man a liar
DTheir house has locks on every door
G DTheir land is in a crate
DThese ain't the plains of God no more
A G DThey're only real estate
[Verse]
DWhen my old soul hunts range and rest
G DBeyond the last divide
DJust plant me in some stretch of West
ASunny, lone and wide
DLet cattle rub the tombstone round
G DAnd coyotes mourn their kin
DLet horses come and paw the moun'
A G DBut don't you fence it in
[Chorus]
G G DMhm, far and farther flings the wire
DTo crowd and pinch another inch
AIt's all their heart's desire
DThe world is overstocked with men
G DAnd some will see the day
DWhen each must keep his little pen
A GBut I'll be far away
[Verse]
G G DMhm Mhm Mhm
DMhm
AMhm
DWhile progress toots her greedy horn
G DAnd makes her motor buzz
DI thanks the Lord I wasn't born
A GNo later than I was
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