Ghost Riders In The Sky Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Cash
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record by Johnny Cash
[Am]An old cowboy went riding out one [C]dark and windy day
[Am]Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw
[F]Plowing through the ragged skies and [Am]up a cloudy draw
[Am]Their brands were still on fire and their [C]hooves were made of steel
Their [Am]horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky
For he [F]saw the riders coming hard and he [Am]heard their mournful cry
Yipie i-[C]oh Yipie [Am]i-ay [F]ghost riders in the [Am]sky
[Am]Their faces gaunt their eyes were blurred
Their [C]shirts all soaked with sweat
He'[Am]s riding hard to catch that herd but he ain’t caught ’em yet
Cause they’ve got to ride forever on that range up in the sky
On [F]horses snorting fire as they [Am]ride on hear their cry
[Am]As the riders loped on by him he [C]heard one call his name
If you [Am]want to save your soul from hell a riding on our range
Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride
[F]Trying to catch the devil’s herd[Am] across these endless skies
Yipie i[C]-oh Yipie i[Am]-ay [F]ghost riders in the [Am]sky
[F]Ghost riders in the[Am] sky
[F]Ghost riders in the [Am]sky[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song Ghost Riders In The Sky?
– The song Ghost Riders In The Sky was sang by Johnny Cash.
Who is Johnny Cash?
– John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Much of Cash’s music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. He was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band characterized by train-like chugging guitar rhythms, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and a trademark all-black stage wardrobe which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black”.Born to poor cotton farmers in Kingsland, Arkansas, Cash rose to fame in the burgeoning rockabilly scene in Memphis, Tennessee, after four years in the Air Force. He traditionally began his concerts by simply introducing himself, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”, followed by “Folsom Prison Blues”, one of his signature songs. Alongside “Folsom Prison Blues”, his other signature songs include “I Walk the Line”, “Ring of Fire”, “Get Rhythm”, and “Man in Black”. He also recorded humorous numbers like “One Piece at a Time” and “A Boy Named Sue”, a duet with his future wife June called “Jackson” (followed by many further duets after their wedding), and railroad songs such as “Hey, Porter”, “Orange Blossom Special”, and “Rock Island Line”. During the last stage of his career, he covered songs by contemporary rock artists of the time his most notable covers were “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails, “Rusty Cage” by Soundgarden and, “Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode.
Cash is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His genre-spanning music embraced country, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel sounds. This crossover appeal earned him the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.