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Garth Brooks - Good Ride Cowboy (Chord)
Album: The Lost Sessions (2008)
Submitter: lmofle (746) on 10/7/05 21 comments
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Good Ride Cowboy
By Garth Brooks 
Written by Richie Brown, Jerrod Niemann, Brian Kennedy and Bob Doyle 
Tabbed By Larry Mofle
rmofle at

Can hear at:

From the hills of Kaycee, Wyoming 
      G                D 
Where life's wooly and wild 
Came a Navy brat in a cowboy hat 
         E7         A
And that Copenhagen smile 
And from buckin' broncs to honky tonks 
   G             G/F#   Em
He always sang a cowboy song 
        D                      B7
We were much too young, havin' too much fun 
   G      A     D 
As we all sang along 

        G        D         
We sang Life's a Highway 
             G                         D
There's only one way you're gonna get through it 
         G                  D         B7
When she starts to twist be more like Chris 
          E7                 A
Pull your hat down tight and just LeDoux it! 
When that whistle blows and the crowd explodes 
         G              G/F#    E
And them pickup men are at your side 
              D         A            D 
They tell you good ride cowboy, good ride 

Change key to E:
From gold buckles to gold records 
      A                     E
Once again he was spinnin' 'round 
Took the whole world on 
       F7                   B
And he turned us on to that Western Underground 
And from Bareback Jack to This Cowboy's Hat 
    A                   A/G#     F#m
His songs were stronger than his pain 
         E                  C7                          
He would not slow down from town to town 
              A       B        E
Like children running thru the rain 



I bet he crossed that River of Jordan 
With Saint Peter on the other side 
Singin' Good Ride Cowboy, Good Ride! 
Say Good Ride Cowboy, Good Ride!
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YES!!!!!!! NEW GARTH!!!!!!!!!! I want to
hear this song!
-WildCard76 | 10/7/2005
yes! Garth=The best. Great song... Good tab Thanks!!!!
-guitarman212 | 10/9/2005
Garth did a great job with this song. Chris Ledoux was an amazing person both on the stage and off.
-16Whitey16 | 10/11/2005
Sweet...the rebirth of Garth, man i hope his new cd is as good as this song is.
-MnT2005 | 10/13/2005
One small suggestion Larry, on the chorus add a D here:
G D B7
When she starts to twist be more like Chris

And I think the Em is actually an E7 (same with F#m in key change)

Otherwise it's perfect...great job. Great to see new Garth! Hope he doesn't stop here.

Ok the thing is not lining up...D is supposed to be over "more" and B7 over "Chris"
-Shantel | 10/14/2005
THAT'S it, Shantel - back to the D first...and I listened looking for
the E7 and while I do think it fits and is interchangeable, I still
hear a minor instead of the 7th. Thank you!!

-lmofle | 10/14/2005
song kicks ass, i knew garth would be back
-KnoxGodoy3 | 10/17/2005
This is an awesome song and shows how chris ledoux actually was. i'm a HUGE fan of garth and chris so this song is double special! so glad to see garth back i saw him in concert a few years back and it was amazing!

r.i.p chris-you'll never be forgotten..
-pighinator | 10/18/2005
Chris Ledoux provided a lot of inspiration for Garth Brooks and I am happy to see a song such as this one. Chris Ledoux will probably always be my favorite.
-fenderhombre | 11/2/2005
I could listen to this song over and over again.
-WildCard76 | 11/7/2005
can you put the chords for the second chorus and the tag please. thanks
-canehdian74 | 11/12/2005
They are the same as the first verse and chorus...
-lmofle | 11/13/2005
on the second chorus and tag just step everything up 1 like G-A D-E and you can get the drift on the rest. But you can figure out the rest by looking at verse 1 to verse 2 on the diff.
-BigSax | 11/13/2005
even though garth promised he wouldnt do new music while in retirment he broke his promise for chris. His "new" cd is actually lost sessions. He has recorded this collection of songs before he went into retirement. His new cd will be in The Wal-Mart. Im sure it'll be great. Garth said right now his priorities are trisha and his kids and keeping up on there newly built home

-blugrass fan | 11/14/2005
Garth, as always, you made a great record.This is one of my favorites.Im lookin forward to the new box set.Great job on the tab.and garth, great job on the cma's, u blew NY away for the second time!

-TCtrumpeter08 | 11/19/2005
Larry - from one Texan to another - as many tabs as you've posted for texas music - I never pegged you for a Garth Brooks fan.... he's about as main stream as main stream can get.... love your tabs though, man
-cllucas | 11/21/2005
I like to do something mainstream occasionally - When I see a request
for chords and the lyriocs with them, I try to tab what people want.
Let's put it this way - I have NOT heard this song on a radio - only
at Ritchie Brown's site.

-lmofle | 11/21/2005
they play this song all the time on 99.5 the wolf.
-airwave_assassi | 12/6/2005
i play texas country and im not one for nashville but when its garth brooks i've got a weak spot. Great tab larry
-Jayblack | 12/12/2005
No intro and no key change chorus chords? You're slipping, Larry. Complete it and I'll give you a 10.
-danielcraggs | 2/3/2006
The part were it says "Came A Navy Brat", should be to "Came an Air Force brat", because on CMT Garth had a show called "The Lost Sessions", and told how he relized that Chris wasn't in the Navy. He relized that he was in the Air Force!! So he went back to Nashville and rerecorded the song. It will be on his new album "The Lost Sessions" which will be released at Wal-Mart on Valentines Day.
-bufordtsantana | 2/6/2006
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