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Riders in the Sky Lyrics

"Riders in the Sky" was written by Jones, Oliver.
"Riders in the Sky" was written by Jones, Oliver.

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Yi pi yi ay, yi pi yi o
The ghost riders in the sky

An old cowpoke went ridin' out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red eyed cows he saw
A plowin' through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw

Yi pi yi o, yi pi yi ay
The ghost herd in the sky

Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel
Their 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 saw the riders comin' hard and he heard their mournful cry

Yi pi yi o, yi pi yi ay
Ghost riders in the sky

Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred and shirts all soaked with sweat
They're ridin' hard the catch that herd but they ain't caught them yet
'Coz they've got to ride forever on that range up in the sky
On horses snortin' flame an' fire, as they ride on, hear them cry

Yi pi yi o, yi pi yi ay
The ghost riders in the sky

The riders loped on by him and he heard one call his name
If you want to save your soul from hell a ridin' on our range
Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride
A tryin' to catch the devil's herd across these endless skies

(Yi pi yi o, yi pi yi ay)
Yi pi yi o, yi pi yi ay
Ghost riders in the sky

Yi pi yi o, yi pi yi ay
Yi pi yi o

Songwriters
JONES, OLIVER

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