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Chris LeDoux - This Cowboy's Hat (Chord)
Submitter: jca4jc (0) on 8/9/01 11 comments
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Capo 2nd Fret

Am                  Am                                 

-I use this pick pattern, I think it's pretty good, but it can be varied a little to your own
liking. I play the parts with dah dah dah da-da, dah dah dah da-da, etc. because it fills it up
better.  But I think it is actually played dah dah dah dah, dah dah dah dah (take out the "4th" note
dah dah dah da-da                                        (or) dah dah dah dah
Am     Em      G     Am*     C       Dm        Am**        |Am   etc.
=====  =====  =====  =======  =====  ====1===  ======0==== |====
==1==  ==0==  ==0==  ==0h1==  ==1==  ==3===3=  ===0=1=1=0= |==1=
====2  ====0  ====0  ======2  ====0  =2=2=2=2  ==2=======2 |===2
=2=2=  =2=2=  =0=0=  =2===2=  =2=2=  0=======  =2========= |=2==
0====  =====  =====  0======  3====  ========  0========== |0===
=====  0====  3====  =======  =====  ========  =========== |====

Verse 1:
Am                       Em
Well I was sitting in a coffee shop
              G               Am*
just having a cup to pass the time
Am             Em                    G                Am*
swapping rodeo stories with this old cowboy friend of mine.
Am                   C              Dm         
When some motorcycle riders started snickering in the back
Am             Em                 Am**
started poking fun at my friend's hat.

Verse 2:
One old boy said "hey Tex, where'd you park your horse"
My friend just pulled his hat down low, but they couldn't be ignored.
One husky fella said "I think I'll rip that hat right off your head".
That's when my friend turned around, and this is what he said...

Am                  C       Dm 
You'll ride a black tornado across a western sky.
Am               C           Em 
Rope an old blue norther and milk it 'till it's dry.
Am                C      Dm
Bulldog the Mississippi, pin its ears down flat
Am              Em                 Am**
Long before you take this cowboy's hat.

Verse 3:
Now partner, this old hat's better left alone.
You see, it used to be my daddy's, but last year he passed on.
My nephew skinned the rattler that makes up this old hat band.
But back in '69, he died in Vietnam.

Verse 4:
Now the eagle feather was given to me by an Indian friend of mine.
Someone ran him down somewhere around that Arizona line.
And a real special lady give me this hat pin,
And I don't know if I'll ever see her again.


Verse 5:
Now if your leather jacket means to you what this hat means to me,
then I guess we understand each other, and we'll just let it be.
But if you still think it's funny, Man, you got my back up against the wall,
And if you touch my hat, you're gonna have to fight us all.

Verse 6:
Well right then I caught a little sadness in that gang leader's eyes.
He turned back to the others and they all just kind of shuffled on outside
But when my friend turned back towards me I noticed his old hat brim
Well it was turned up in a big old Texas grin!


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 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
excellent love the song
-rustyglaze | 4/19/2003
Great song. gotta love how chris can slow it down and keep it real.
Chis LeDoux is a legend in my book.
-td270 | 7/14/2003
i love this song. he is great in concert!!! . this is one of the
first songs I learned to play!!!
-cntrypicker | 10/28/2003
Excellent job! Can't believe I'm the first to rate this! 10 all the way!
-debeck | 1/19/2004
great job and great song.
-ermapoop | 10/14/2004
We're gonna miss U Chris, Long live the KING Of the COWBOY SINGERS!!!!!!!!!
-Ashley_Science | 3/10/2005
i agree chis was and this one of the best singer-songwriters there is...and thanks for the tabs its a 10 for sure
-wdphillips | 4/6/2005
Chris Ledoux = God
-jakev69 | 4/13/2005
Great tab, but try using an E instead of eminor in some places... sounds better that way
-jarrett087 | 7/13/2005
I finally found the chords for this entire song. I have been searching for a couple years and just stumbled across this site. Until now I have only known the intro. I can't wait to play this! Thank you and God Bless Chris LeDoux!
-tpmadden | 3/5/2009
Sounds good, but I think it sounds better with no capo using the same chords. Then again, I don't always want to copy the original. Sometimes I play songs a little differently, but I try to stay true to them.
-tpmadden | 4/1/2009
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