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Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Words by Grant Clarke, Music by Murry Abrams & Louis Muir - 1912
C               Cdim C                F7 C               A7 D7             G7
C               Cdim C               Am D9             G C
G               Gdim G               C7 G              Gdim A9    D7     G
C               Cdim C               Am B7 Em             G7
C - D7 -
G7 - C                Am D7             G7
C - D7 -                 E7
Am - C      A7     D9      G7 C       (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song has a "tripple ending", repeat the next to last measure 3 times.
Out in Ar-i-zon-a where the bad men are, And the on-ly thing to guide you is an Eve-'ning star.
The rough-est, tough-est man by far is Rag-time Cow-boy Joe.
Got his name from sing-in' to the cows and sheep, Ev-'ry night, they say, he sings the herd to sleep,
In a bass so rich and deep, Croon-ing soft and low.
He al-ways sings rag-gy mu-sic to the cat-tle, As he swings back and for-ward in the sad-dle,
On a horse that is syn-co-pat-ed, gait-ed, And there's such a fun-ny me-ter to the roar of his re-peat-er!
How they run, When they hear that fel-low's gun, Because the West-ern folks all know,
He's a high-fa-lut-ing, scoot-ing, shoot-ing, Son-of-a-gun from Ar-i-zo-na Rag-time Cow-boy Joe.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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