Give credit to Bo Frazer for coming through with the chords for this
as recorded by Patsy Montana, Suzy Boguss, etc.
Charted by: Bo Frazer
and Tom Faria
We play it in F, with the capo on 3 and the chords below
Intro: (=last line of verse) G D B7 E A D
I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart.
I want to learn to rope and ride.
I want to ride o'er the plains and the deserts
Out West of the Great Divide.
I want to hear the coyotes howlin'
As the sun sets in the West.
G D B7
I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart,
E A D
The life I love the best.
D G A D D G A D
I want to ride old paint, get him on a run.
I want to feel the wind in my face,
A thousand miles from all the city lights,
Goin' at a cowhand's pace.
I want to pillow my head near the sleeping herd
While the moon shines down from above.
I want to strum my guitar and a-yodel a dee hee,
E A D
Oh that's the life I love.
(optional solo over verse)
D G D A D D G D A D
G D A D G D A D