Willie Nelson

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys(Chords)

Willie Nelson

Key: D

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1. I grew up dreaming of being a cowboy  
2. Cowboys are special with their own brand of misery  
       G                 D  
1. And loving the cowboy ways.  
2. From being alone too long.  
1. Pursuing the life of my high riding heroes  
2. You could die from the cold in the arms of a nightmare  
     E7                                 A7  
1. I   burned   up   my    childhood    days.  
2. Knowing well that your best days are gone  
1. I learned all the rules of a moder day drifter  
2. Picking up hookers instead of my pen  
             G                      D  
1. DonŐt you hold on to nothing too long  
2. I let the words of my youth fade away.  
        G                           D            G  
1. Just take what you need from the ladies and   leave them  
2.      Old worn out saddles and    old worm out memories  
            D          A7          D  
1. With the words of a sad country song.  
2.     With no one and no place to stay.  
   G                       D  
My heroes have always been cowboys  
E7                    A7  
And they still are it seems  
G                      D           G  
Sadly in search of and one step in back of  
    D                A7          D  
Themselves and their slow moving dreams.  
This song is in 3/4 time. It sounds best if you hit the bass note of the   
chord on the first beat of each measure. You might want to put in some bass  
runs like A-B-C#-D between A and D chords where it sounds right.  


Written by Sharon Rice/Sharon Vaughn

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