I WANT TO BE A COWBOYS SWEETHEART

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I WANT TO BE A COWBOYS SWEETHEART

I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart” is a Countryand-Western song. Written and first
recorded in 1935 by Rubye Blevins, a lady who performed as Patsy Montana. Her
recording marked a milestone in country & western music in that it was the first C&W
song by a female artist to sell over one million copies.
Later covered by, among others, Phish, the Dixie Chicks, Taylor Ware, Suzy Bogguss,
Lynn Anderson, and LeAnn Rimes. Bogguss’ version peaked at #77 on the Hot Country
Songs chart in 1988.
I want to be a cowboy’s sweetheart
I want to learn to rope and ride
I want to ride all the plains and the deserts
Out west of the great divide
I want hear the coyotes howlin’
while the sun sets in the west
I want to be a cowboy’s sweetheart
the land I love the best
(yodeling)
I want to ride old paint rollin’ on the run
I wanna feel the wind in my face
A thousand miles away from home
Goin’ the cowmans’ pace
I want to pillow my head near the steerin’ heard
while the moon shines down so far I want to strum my guitar and yodel-le-hee-hee
That’s the land I love
(yodeling)