Ragtime Cowboy JoeWords & Music by Grant Clarke, Lewis Muir & Maurice Abrahams, 1912
Recorded by The Sons of the Pioneers, 1951*
D G D Edim G Out in Arizona where the bad men are, D G D Fdim A And the only friend to guide you is an eve - ning star, D Cdim G Edim D F#m Bm Fdim E7/9 A6/7/9 A7 D The rough - est, tough - est man by far was Rag - time Cow - boy Joe. A D9 A F#7 Got his name from sing - ing to the cows and sheep; A F#7 B7 E7 A Ev' - ry night, they say, he sings the herd to sleep D G Em7 D F#7 B7 E7/9 Cdim A7 In a bas - so rich and deep, croon - ing soft and low Refrain: Em7/9 Cdim A7 D D DM7 D DM7 D DM7 D DM7 He al - ways sings rag - gy mu - sic to his cat - tle Edim E7 Cdim E7 Cdim E7 As he swings back and for - ward in his sad - dle Gdim A7 Em7 A7 Em7 A7 On his horse who is syn - co - pa - ted gait - ed Edim D B7 E7 A7 And with such a fun - ny me - ter to the roar of his re - peat - er Em7 Edim D D DM7 D DM7 D DM7 D How they run when they hear the fel - ler's gun Edim E7 Cdim E7 Bm7-5 E7 Be - cause the west - ern folks all know: G G/F# He's a hi - fa - loot - in' root - in' toot - in' Em7 Edim E7 Bm7-5 Son of a gun from Ar - i - zo - na Em7/9 A6/7/9 A7 GM7 Cdim A6/7/9 A7 Rag - time cow - boy (talk about your cow - boy) Em7/9 A6/7/9 A7 D Rag - time cow - boy Joe.
*Requested by recent visitor Ed Brown,