Cowboy Style
Daniel 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

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, won't be long

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 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