Who Sang Riders in the Sky? Sons of the Pioneers

Release information
Release Date: 1960
length: 2:20
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Lyrics
An old cowpoke went riding out one dark and windy day,
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way,
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw,
A ploughin' through the ragged skies
And up a cloudy draw.
Yippee-yi-ay, yippee-yi-o,
The ghost herd in the sky.

Their brands were still on fire and their hooves was made of steel,
Their horns wuz black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel,
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky,
For he saw the riders comin' hard
And he heard their mournful cry.
Yippee-yi-ay, yippee-yi-o,
Ghost riders in the sky.

Their faces gaunt their eyes were blurred and shirts all soaked
With sweat,
They're ridin' hard to catch that herd but they ain't caught them yet
'Cause they've got to ride forever on that range up in the sky,
On horses snortin' fire
As they ride on, hear their cry.
Yippee-yi-ay, yippee-yi-o,
Ghost riders in the sky.

As the riders loped on by him 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
A-try'ng to catch the devil's herd
Across these endless skies."
Yippee-yi-ay, yippee-yi-o,
The ghost herd in the sky.

Ghost riders in the sky.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Cool Water
  • 2 Whoopie-Ti-Yi-Yo
  • 3 Wind
  • 4 Cowboy's Dream
  • 5 The Last Round-Up
  • 6 Ridin' Home
  • 7 Twilight on the Trail
  • 8 Red River Valley
  • 9 Wagon Wheels
  • 10 Riders in the Sky
  • 11 Blue Prairie
  • 12 Way Out There
  • 13 Empty Saddles
  • 14 Teardrops in My Heart
  • 15 Blue Shadows on the Trail
  • 16 Ridin' Down the Canyon
  • 17 Timber Trail
  • 18 Tumbling Tumbleweeds

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin