The Greatest Cowboy of Them All Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: John R. Cash
album: Track 3 in album A Believer Sings the Truth
release date: 1979
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length: 3:35

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I have always had my heroes
I've loved a lot of legends
Many men in my mind are riding tall
But my cowboy hero hat's off
To the man who rode a donkey
He's the greatest cowboy of them all

He loves all His little doggies
He speaks to them kind and gentle
And He'll lift up any maverick that falls
He sees every stray that's scatters
Like he's the only one that matters
He's the greatest cowboy of them all

Once He rode into the sunset
Of some returning sunrise
He'll call up all the riders in the sky
I'll get my roll together
Getting ready for that roundup
That winds up where old cowboys never die

The trail He rides is narrow
But it's straighter than an arrow
And He rides point for all the great and small
He will take us through the wire
On to that plane that's higher
He's the greatest cowboy of them all

Once He rode into the sunset
Of some returning sunrise
He'll call up all the riders in the sky
I'll get my roll together
Getting ready for that roundup
That winds up where old cowboys never die

The trail He rides is narrow
But it's straighter than an arrow
And He rides point for all the great and small
He will take us through the wire
On to that plane that's higher
He's the greatest cowboy of them all

He's the greatest cowboy of them all

Track Listing

  • 1 Wings in the Morning
  • 2 Gospel Boogie (A Wonderful Time Up There)
  • 3 Over the Next Hill
  • 4 He's Alive
  • 5 I've Got Jesus in My Soul
  • 6 When He Comes
  • 7 I Was There When It Happened (So I Guess I Ought to Know)
  • 8 I'm a Newborn Man
  • 9 There Are Strange Things Happening Every Day
  • 10 Children Go Where I Send Thee
  • 1 I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal
  • 2 Lay Me Down in Dixie
  • 3 Don't Take Everybody for Your Friend
  • 4 You'll Get Yours, I'll Get Mine
  • 5 Oh Come, Angel Band
  • 6 This Train Is Bound for Glory
  • 7 I'm Gonna Try to Be That Way
  • 8 What on Earth (Will You Do for Heavens Sake)
  • 9 That's Enough
  • 10 The Greatest Cowboy of Them All