Cowboy Style

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about

One of my favorite things to do is to spend a perfectly good Sunday afternoon with a grilled cheese sandwich an ice cold Miller High-Life down in the basement watching some old Western. There are good guys and bad guys and still something to be said for honesty, integrity---a ‘code’ of sorts---occasionally drinking whiskey for breakfast, and always tipping your hat to a pretty girl. I wrote this as a ‘Will’ of sorts, what I’d like my friends to do when my time has come. Head up Highway 142 about 10 miles, bring my guitar and a little bourbon. Go another mile past the bridge, then up the dirt driveway on the left. The rest is up to you.

This is dedicated to Jessica and Matt in Tucson, AZ, and with a big tip of my Stetson to their Dad ‘Bob’. R.I.P. Cowboy.

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Cowboy Style
By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP)

When I die won’t you honor my last will and test
And these wishes I’ll ask of you now
They’re simple and few, so promise you’ll do
The best that you know how
The lay me down under the stars, so I can rest a while
Oh way ‘Out West’ I long to be
‘Cause I wanna go Cowboy Style

Load the wagons in the Spring, when the Red-Wing Blackbird sings
And please bring my old guitar
Then play it for me once again, as I round that final bend
Aw, she’s taken me this far
Then won’t you give it away at the close of day, ‘cause I’ll be traveling light
Then play ‘Red River Valley’ just one last time
‘Cause I wanna go Cowboy Style

Chorus:
And let those horses run free, let their spirits be
Aw, they already know I’m gone
Find that canyon on the map, no there’s no turnin’ back
And the trail, it won’t be long

Now don’t make a fuss, you know I don’t need much
Just the shade of some fine old tree
And a river that’s near, so I hear her
Singin’ me to sleep
And say these words at my grave, John 5:28, ‘cause Lord knows I tried
And build a simple box of Ponderosa Pine
‘Cause I wanna go Cowboy Style

Repeat Chorus

At last there’s my hat, don’t y’all forget about that
‘Cause I’d miss it, if it were gone
And these old cowboy boots, hell you know just what to do
So you better damn sure leave ‘em on
Now don’t be shy, no please stop by, and be sure to bring a song
And some whiskey to share, ‘cause I’ll be dry
And I wanna go Cowboy Style

So when my race is run and my days are done
You pile those stones up high
With a white wooden cross that just says ‘Here Lies’
Then let me go Cowboy Style
Yeah, I wanna go Cowboy Style

credits

from What I'm Lookin' For, track released March 21, 2015
Dan Weber: Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Anna Tivel: Fiddle
David Lipkind: Harmonica
Rob Stroup: Percussion

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Dan Weber Vancouver, Washington

Award Winning songwriter Dan Weber has been described as “The classic mid-life overnight sensation.” An ex-Park Ranger, he began at performing at 40 and in a few short years was winning over audiences with inspired performances & hilarious stories from the roads he’s traveled. The Legendary Ramblin’ Jack Elliott said “I love Dan’s songs and he tells really good stories.” ... more

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