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Thread #93616   Message #1804115
Posted By: Goose Gander
08-Aug-06 - 12:06 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords/Tabs Req: Riding Down the Canyon
Subject: Lyr Add: RIDING DOWN THE CANYON (Autry, Burnett)
RIDING DOWN THE CANYON (When the Desert Sun Goes Down)
by Gene Autry and Smiley Burnett (1936)

When the evening chores are over at our ranch house on the plains
And all I've got to do is lay around
I saddle up my pony and ride off down the trail
To watch the desert sun go down

Riding down the canyon to watch the sun go down
A picture that no artist ere could paint
White faced cattle lowin' on the mountain side
I hear a coyote whinin' for its mate

Cactus plants are bloomin' sagebrush everywhere
Granite spires are standin' all around
I tell you folks its heaven to be ridin' down the trail
When the desert sun goes down.

From Gene Autry's De Luxe Edition of Famous Original Cowboy Songs and Mountain Ballads (Chicago: M.M. Cole Publishing Co., 1938).