The Texas Ambassador to the World - George Strait
From the "Livin' It Up" Album
Written by: Clay Baker
Transcribed by: Eric Scoretz
I own (C) this horse and saddle
And (F) that ole Cadillac(C)
This broken down horse trailer
And the (D) clothes that are on my back (G)
I (F) know that it ain't, a hell of a (C) lot.
But it's all that I can show,(G)
For (F) 17 yrs (C) makin my livin' (G) ridin the rodeo(C).
My (C) wife left me 5 yrs ago
In (F) one of them rodeo towns(C)
I c-ain't say that I blame her much,
She just (D) wanted to settle down.(G)
Oh God (F)how I miss that woman(C)
And it hurt so to see her go.(G)
But if (G) I was smart I woulda (C) stuck by her
But I'm (G) hooked on this rodeo.(C)
Now I'm just a (F) Lonesome (C)Cowboy
I'm a little bit over the hill.(G)
I shoulda (F) quit this thing a long (C) time ago
But I (D)guess I never will(G)
So I (C)keep on movin from (s/s..??) (F)hopin to change my luck.(C)
My (G) good ole days are all a (C)memory
But I (G)just can't give it (C)up.
Instrumental- F C F C G C D
There was a time I used to do alright
And (G)bring home my share a dough(D)
But now I'm losin out to the younger boys
I guess I (E) must be gettin slow.(A)
If (G) there's one thing you (D) learn from this,
You gotta make it on your own(A).
Cause when (G) your on top you got a (D)million friends
But when your (A)down Buddy your all alone(D).
Now I'm just a (G) Lonesome (D) Cowboy
I'm a little bit over the hill(A)
I should (G)quit this thing a long (D)time ago
But I (E)guess I never will.(A)
So I (D)keep on moving from (s/s??) (G)hopin to change my luck.(D)
My (G)good ole days are all a memory
But I just(A) c-ain't give it up.(D)
My (G) good ole days are all a (D)memory but I just (A)c-ain't give it
Ending: G D G D A D
(s/s??)- I ain't sure whether its "shore to shore" or "show to show".
The album never came with lyrics.
This is the best rodeo song since "Amarillo By Mornin"