Killers – The Cowboys Christmas Ball chords ver. 2

"The Cowboys' Christmas Ball"

Capo fret 1

Intro :

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Note : In the song, keyboard plays it with high note, but if you wanna play it in low note using guitar, the melody is above Ryhtm C F G C 2x
C F CWay out in Old Nevada, where the Truckee's waters flow,
C D GWhere the cattle are "a-browzin'" an' the Spanish ponies grow;
C F CWhere the Northers "come a-whistlin'" from beyond the Neutral Strip;
C F G CAnd the prairie dogs are sneezin', as if they had "The Grip";
G F CWhere the coyotes come a-howlin' 'round the ranches after dark,
G Dm D GAnd the bluebirds are a-singin' to the lovely "meadow lark";
G Dm F CWhere the bighorns are a-grazin' and the lonely plovers call -
G Dm F G CIt was there that I attended "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball."
(whoo!) Back to intro
C F CThe boys had left the ranches and come to town in piles;
C D GThe ladies - "kinda scatterin'" - had gathered in for miles..
C F CThe room was togged out gorgeous - with mistletoe and shawls,
C F G CAnd candles flickered frescoes, around the airy walls.
G F CThe women folk looked lovely - the boys looked kinda treed,
G Dm D GTill the leader got to yellin': "Hey, fellers, let's stampede!"
G Dm F C And the music started sighin', an' awailin' through the hall
G Dm F G CAs a kind of introduction to "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball."
Back to intro
C F CTheir leader was a feller that came from Swenson's ranch,
C D GThey called him "Windy Billy," from "little Deadman's Branch."
C F CHis rig was "kinda careless," big spurs and high-heeled boots;
C F G CHe had the reputation that come when "a fellers shoots."
Am EmHis voice was like a bugle upon a mountainous height;
F D GHis feet were animated an' a mighty, movin' sight,
C F CWhen he commenced to hollerin', "Now, fellers stake your pen!"
C F G C"Lock horns with all them heifers, an' russle 'em like men.
G F C"Salute yer lovely critters; now swing an' let 'em go,
G Dm D G"Climb the grape vine 'round 'em - all hands do-ce-do!
G Dm F C"You Mavericks, join the round-up - Just skip her waterfall,"
G Dm F G CHuh! It was gettin' happy, The Cowboys' Christmas Ball
Back to intro
C F CDon't tell me 'bout cotillions, or Germans, no sir'ee!
C D GThat whirl at Carson City just takes the cake with me.
C F CI'm sick of lazy shufflin's, of them I've had my fill,
C F G CJust Give me a frontier break-down, backed up by Wild Ol' Bill.
G F CMcAllister ain't nowhere, when Windy leads the show,
G Dm D GI've seen 'em both in harness, and so I sorta know -
G Dm F COh, Bill, I sha'n't forget ya, and I'll oftentimes recall,
G Dm F G CThat lively gaited soiree - "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball."
G Dm F COh, Bill, I sha'n't forget ya, and I'll oftentimes recall,
G Dm F G CThat lively gaited soiree - "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball."
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