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I’m An Old Cowhand

I’m An Old Cowhand song lyrics, a comic song written by Johnny Mercer for the film Rhythm on the Range and sung by Bing Crosby. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

I’m An Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande
And I learned to ride ‘fore I learned to stand
I’m a ridin’ fool who is up to date
I know every trail in the Lone Star State
’cause I ride the range in a Ford V Eight
Yippy I O Ki Ay, Yippy I O Ki Ay

I’m An Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande
And I come to town just to hear the band
I know all the songs that the cowboys know
’bout the big corral where the doagies go
’cause I learned them all on the radio
Yippy I O Ki Ay, Yippy I O Ki Ay

I’m An Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande
Where the West is wild ’round the Borderland
Where the buffalo roam around the zoo
And the Indians make you a rug or two
And the old Bar X is a Bar-B-Q
Yippy I O Ki Ay, Yippy I O Ki Ay