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Should've Been A Cowboy Lyrics

from 35 Biggest Hits

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"Should've Been A Cowboy" is track #11 on the album 35 Biggest Hits. It was written by Keith, Toby.
"Should've Been A Cowboy" is track #11 on the album 35 Biggest Hits. It was written by Keith, Toby.

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Say, yeehaw

I bet you never heard ol' Marshall Dillon say
"Miss Kitty, have you ever thought of runnin' away?
And settling' down, would you marry me?
If I asked you twice and begged you pretty please?"

Lord, she'd have said yes in a New York minute
They never tied the knot
His heart wasn't in it, he just stole a kiss and he rode away
He never hung his brim up at Kitty's place

Shoulda been a cowboy, should've learned to rope and ride
Wearin' my six-shooter, ridin' my pony on a cattle drive
Stealin' a young girl's heart, yes, like Gene and Roy
Sang a few rodeo songs, yeah, I should've been a cowboy

Might've had a sidekick with a funny name
Running wild through the hills chasing Jesse James
Ending up on the brink of danger
And riding shotgun with the Texas Rangers

Go west, young man
Eveybody knows that California's full of whiskey
And women and beer and gold
Hidin' out beneath the desert star
With a dream in my eye and a prayer, my heart

Oh, shoulda been a cowboy, should've learned to rope and ride
Wearin' my six-shooter, ridin' my pony on a cattle drive
Stealin' a young girl's heart, oh, just like Gene and Roy
I sang a few cowgirl songs, I should've been a cowboy

Oh, shoulda been a cowboy, should've learned to rope and rideb
Wearin' my six-shooter, ridin' my pony on a cattle drive
Stealin' a young girl's heart, just, like Gene and Roy
I sang a few redneck songs, yeah, I should've been a cowboy

Let's get Western one time
All right, California, you know this ol' cowboy song
Let's all sing it together one time

Shoulda been a cowboy, should've learned to rope and ride
Wearin' my six-shooter, ridin' my pony on a cattle drive
Stealin' a young girl's heart just like Gene and Roy
Singin' those campfire songs, oh, I should've been a cowboy

Say, yeehaw

A cowboy, should've learned to rope and ride
Wearin' my six-shooter, ridin' my pony on a cattle drive
Stealin' a young girl's heart, yeah, just like Gene and Roy
I sang a few campfire songs, oh, I should've been a cowboy

What'd you say?
I said, I should've been a cowboy
Should've been a cowboy
You should have been one too, buddy

Songwriters
KEITH, TOBY

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