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Johnny Cash & Merle Haggard Wow With The Classic Cowboy Folk Tale 'Riders In The Sky' (VIDEO)

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Willie nelson Songs | Johnny Cash & Merle Haggard Wow With The Classic Cowboy Folk Tale 'Riders In The Sky' (VIDEO) | Country Music Videos
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Y'all know you're in for a treat when Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson join forces, right? Right!

There's just not much like a good ole Johnny and Willie performance. During a routine show, the two came together to sing the classic cowboy tune, "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend"

"(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" was written in 1948 by Stan Jones. Although there are many different names for the song, it's most commonly called "Riders in the Sky", and has been covered by an array of artists over the years. The Western Writers of America have chosen the song to be on their list of the "Top Western Songs of all Time" and we couldn't agree more!

The song tells the folk tale of a cowboy who claims to have seen, "A mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw / Plowin through the ragid skies and up a cloudy draw". The spirits of 'damned cowboys' ride the cattle, and warn the young cowboy to change his ways. They say, "If you wanna save your soul from hell a-ridin on our range / Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride / Tryin to catch the devil's herd across these endless skies". Ah! We hope he listened!

Check out the video below to see Johnny and Willie's live rendition of "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legendand y'all will be blown away! 

LYRICS BELOW

An old cowboy went ridin out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw
Plowin through the ragid skies and up a cloudy draw

Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel
Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky
For he saw the riders comin hard and he heard their mournful cries

Yippie i ohhh ohh ohh
Yippie i aye ye ye
Ghost riders in the sky

Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred
Their shirts all soaked with sweat
He's ridin hard to catch that herd
But he aint caught em yet
Cause they got to ride forever in that range up in the sky
On horses snortin fire as they ride on hear their cries

As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name
'if you wanna save your soul from hell a-ridin on our range
Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride
Tryin to catch the devil's herd across these endless skies

Yippie i ohhh oh oh
Yippie i aye ye ye
Ghost riders in the sky
Ghost riders in the sky
Ghost riders in the sky
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