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Transcribed: Guitar Picker Performer: Johnny Cash Album: Mystery of Life (1991) Capo: first fret THE GREATEST COWBOY OF THEM ALL E I have always had my heroes, A E I've loved a lot of legends. A B Many men in my mind are riding tall, A But my cowboy hero hat's off, D A E A To the man who rode a donkey. E A E B E He's the greatest cowboy of them all. He loves all His little dogies. He speaks to them kind and gentle, And he'll lift up any maverick that falls. He sees every stray that's scatters, Like it's the only one that matters. He's the greatest cowboy of them all. BRIDGE: A Once He rode into the sunset, D A Of some eternal sunrise, A He'll call up all the riders in the sky. A I've gotta get my roll together, D A Getting ready for that sunrise. D A E That winds up where old cowboys never die. E The trail He rides is narrow, A E But it's straighter than an arrow. A B And He rides point for all the great and small. A He will take us through the wire, D A On to that plane that's higher. E A E B E He's the greatest cowboy of them all. REPEAT BRIDGE AND LAST VERSE E A E B E He's the greatest cowboy of them all.Home