Ghost Riders in the Sky

Lone cowboy went ridin’ out one dark and windy day,
On 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 ragged sky 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
He saw the riders coming hard… and he heard their mournful cry

Yipie i ay Yipie i oh
Ghost riders in the sky.

Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred, their shirts all soaked
with sweat
They’re ridin’ hard to catch the herd but they ‘aint caught ’em yet
‘Cause they’ve got to ride forever on that range up in the sky
Horses snorting fire, as they ride on hear them cry

The riders rode on by him and he heard one call his name
If you want to save your soul from hell a’riding on our range
Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride
Tryin’ to catch the devil’s herd…. across the endless skies.

Yipie i ay Yipie i oh
Ghost riders in the sky.