Who Sang (We Are) The Cowboys? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998-3-17
length: 3:43

Texans are gathered up in Colorado
The kid with a fast gun ain't with them today
The cowboys are riding tall in the saddle
They shoot from the heart with the songs that they play

There's a right handsome woman on up around Boulder
They got slick hardwood floors and a pot belly stove
She swears I am someone she can believe in
She the best Colorado gal I've ever known

We are the cowboys the true sons of freedom
We are the men who will get the job done
We're picking our words so we won't have to eat them
We're rounding them up and then driving them home

Cowboys are average American people
Texicans mexicans black man and jews
They love this old world and they don't want to loose it
There counting on me and there counting on you

The world will breathe easy when we stop the bleeding
The fighting will end when all hunger is gone
There's those who are blind so will all have to lead them
It's everyones job till we get the work done

We are the cowboys the true sons of freedom
We are the men who will get the job done
We're picking our words so we won't have to eat them
We're rounding them up and then driving them home

We're rounding them up and then driving them home


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Fit to Kill and Going out in Style
  • 2 Blue Texas Waltz
  • 3 Saturday Night
  • 4 Ragged Old Truck
  • 5 I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)
  • 6 When the Word Was Thunderbird
  • 7 (We Are) The Cowboys
  • 8 Mexico
  • 9 It Ain't Nothing New Babe
  • 10 The Road