From the album Lonely Boy

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Lyrics

An old cowpoke went ridin' out
one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested
as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd
of red eyed cows he saw
A plowin' through the ragged skies
and up a cloudy draw

Their brands were still on fire
and their hooves were made of steel
Their horns were black and shiny
and their hot breath he could feel
A bolt of fear shot through him
as they thundered through the sky
He saw the riders coming hard
and he heard their mournful cry

Yippie I Ay, Yippie I Oh
Ghost riders in the sky

Their faces gaunt their eyes were blurred
Their shirts were soaked with sweat
He’s ridin' hard to catch that herd
but he 'aint caught 'em yet
He’s got to ride forever
that range up in the sky
On horses snorting fire
they ride on hear their cry

Yippie I Ay, Yippie I Oh
Ghost riders in the sky

As the riders 'loped on by him
he heard one call his name
If you want to save your soul
from hell a riding on our range...
Then cowboy change your ways today
or with us you will ride on
Tryin' to catch the devil's herd
across these mournful skies

Yippie I Ay, Yippie I Oh
Ghost riders in the sky (x2)