Christmas for Cowboys Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Alfred
writers: Steve Weisberg
album: Track 6 in album Rocky Mountain Christmas
release date: 1975
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Folk/Religious
length: 2:31
producer: Milt Okun
assistant producer: Kris O'Connor
engineer: Mickey Crofford
composer: Steve Weisberg
lyricist: Steve Weisberg

Cover Art

John Denver Rocky Mountain Christmas cover art
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Tall in the saddle we spend Christmas Day,
Driving the cattle over snow covered plains.
All of the good gifts given today,
Ours is the sky and the wide open range.

Back in the cities they have different ways,
Football and eggnog and Christmas parades.
I'll take my blanket, I'll take the reins,
It's Christmas for cowboys, wide open plains.

A campfire for warmth as we stop for the night,
The stars overhead are Christmas tree lights.
The wind sings a hymn as we bow down to pray,
It's Christmas for cowboys and wide open plains.

It's tall in the saddle we spend Christmas Day,
Driving the cattle over snow covered plains.
So many gifts have been opened today,
Ours is the sky and the wide open range.

It's Christmas for cowboys, wide open plains.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Aspenglow
  • 2 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  • 3 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeeer
  • 4 Silver Bells
  • 5 Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)
  • 6 Christmas for Cowboys
  • 7 Away in a Manger
  • 8 What Child Is This
  • 9 Coventry Carol
  • 10 Oh Holy Night
  • 11 Silent Night, Holy Night
  • 12 A Baby Just Like You