(D) We made camp along Red (C) River
Watched the (G) cattle as they bedded (D) down
Back at the wagons, right after (C) supper
(G) Spread our bedrolls on the (D) ground
And me and (G) Willie, we took the (D) night guard
And the (G) sage never smelled so (D) sweet
The prairie (G) moon, was blazin' (D) silver
No chance to(C)night for a stam(D)pede
Way over yonder, off in the (C) distance
Towards the (G) mountains there in the (D) west
Did I see lightnin', did I hear (C) thunder
The mind is (G) weary, I could use some (D) rest
Then all at (G) once, the wind shifts dir(D)ections
The clouds roll (G) in behind the tumble(D)weeds
Those longhorn (G) cattle, are gettin' (D) restless
God help us (C) all, if they stam(D)pede
Smell the rain, hear the (C) thunder
The midnight (G) sky, turns black as (D) death
The lightnin' crashes, smell the (C) sulphur
It's rank and (G) strong, as Satan's (D) breath
The cattle (G) rise up, and go to (D) runnin'
I spur my (G) pony on and take the (D) lead
And across the (G) herd, I can hear Willie (D) yellin'
(C) Hey Stam(D)pede!
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Dust clouds (D) rise, as the (C) rain falls
They mix to(G)gether, turn the air to (D) mud
I feel the longhorns brush (C) against me
I can feel the (G) demons racing through my (D) blood
Then all at (G) once, my pony (D) stumbles
We hit the (G) ground, I rise up to my (D) knees
In a flash of (G) light, I can see the cattle (D) comin'
Lord I know I'm gonna (C) die in this stam(D)pede
Then I awake, and I look a(C)round me
I'm in my (G)bedroll and I'm layin' on the (D) ground
Over there's the wagon, and there's the (C) campfire
I was only (G) dreamin', what's that (D) sound?
And I feel the (G) earth tremble under(D)neath me
As the midnight (G) sky begins to (D) bleed
And from the (G) blackness I can hear Willie (D) yellin'
(C) Hey Stam(D)pede