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Lyr/Chords/Tabs Req: Riding Down the Canyon

swamp_rat 07 Aug 06 - 02:09 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: chords/tabs ridin' down the canyon
From: swamp_rat
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 02:09 PM

hello all.....

i was lookin for the chords/tabs of ramblin jack elliot and arlo guthries version of ridin down the canyon....


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: chords/tabs ridin' down the canyon
From: Steve-o
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 02:38 PM

I play it in G. G-B7-C-G-A-D-G......G-B7-C-G-A-D....G-B7-C-G-A-D-G....G-B7-C-G-A-D..........(bridge)G7-C-A-D....G-B7-C-G-A-D-G. Wonderful cowboy song!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: chords/tabs ridin' down the canyon
From: swamp_rat
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 04:05 PM

yeah thats about how i play it....but i have watched ramblin jack/folk people play they change the key and chords alot......mayby thats why i got into folk....play how it feels it good...and the words!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: chords/tabs ridin' down the canyon
From: Steve-o
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 04:16 PM

Well, maybe I don't understand the question. Just put it into C or D or whatever you like, and transpose. The song, by the way, is the song that was written.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: chords/tabs ridin' down the canyon
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 09:43 PM

As the notes to my recent CD proclaim, the song was written by Gene Autry and Smiley Burnett in the back of a car on the way to a close gig when both were regulars with the WLS Barn Dance in Chicago. I think I got that from Gene's autobiography some 25 years ago, but don't hold me to it.

Art Thieme


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Subject: Lyr Add: RIDING DOWN THE CANYON (Autry, Burnett)
From: Goose Gander
Date: 08 Aug 06 - 12:06 AM

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

Chorus:
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).


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Subject: ADD: Ridin' Down the Canyon
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Aug 06 - 12:13 AM

I guess I'm most familiar with this song from the Willie Nelson recording. For the record, here are the lyrics from arlo.net

Ridin' Down the Canyon
by Gene Autry and Smiley Burnett

When evening chores are over at the ranch house on the plains
And there's nothing left to do but lay around
I saddle up my pony and go riding down the trail
Just to watch the desert sun go down

CHORUS:
White faced cattle lowing, sagebrush everywhere
Granite spires are standing all around
I'll tell you folks it's heaven to go ridin' down the trail
Just to watch the desert sun go down

Ridin' down the canyon to watch the sun go down
A picture that no artist e'er could paint
Cactus plants are bloomin' on the mountain side
I hear a coyote calling to its mate

CHORUS

When evening chores are over at the ranch house on the plains
And there's nothing left to do but lay around
I saddle up my pony and go riding down the trail
Just to watch the desert sun go down

CHORUS

©1936 Duchess Music Corp., (BMI)
adm. by MCA Music Publishing (renewed)



And the chords from Cowboylyrics.com

Ridin' Down the Canyon
                by Gene Autry & Smiley Burnett

             G                  B7          C                  G
       When evening chores are over at our ranch house on the plain
            A7             D          D7
       And all I've got to do is lay around
          G            B7       C                G
       I saddle up my pony and ride off down the trail
          A         A7    D   D7 G
       To watch the desert sun go down

       G               B7       C                G
       Ridin' down the canyon to watch the sun go down
          A       A7      D      D7         G
       A picture that no artist e'er could paint
       G7                B7            G
       White faced cattle lowin' on the mountain side
       A             A7          D    D7
       Hear a coyote whinin' for its mate
       G7                C         D               G
       Cactus plants are bloomin', sagebrush every where
       A                  A7       D    D7
       Granite spires are standin' all around
          G                   B7
       I tell you folks it's heaven
             C               G
       To be ridin' down the trail
       A       A7    D   D7   G
       When the desert sun goes down

transcription: Glenn Estes


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords/tabs: ridin' down the canyon
From: Goose Gander
Date: 08 Aug 06 - 12:39 AM

One correction: the second line of the chorus from the Gene Autry songbook should have read 'A picture that no artist ere could paint'

No apostrophes in that "ere" so I don't know if it's a shortened form of "here" or "ever". Both would work, though.

I believe the song was in the movie Tumbing Tumbleweeds (1935)


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Subject: Ridin' Down The Canyon
From: GUEST,Lakeman
Date: 03 Dec 06 - 11:19 PM

What Gene Autry film (if at all) featured 'Ridin' Down The Canyon', and what year...was it 1936?


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Subject: RE: Ridin' Down The Canyon
From: Peace
Date: 03 Dec 06 - 11:41 PM

Lyrics and chords here.

Silver Canyon, 1951


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tabs Req: Riding Down the Canyon
From: GUEST,Lakeman
Date: 05 Dec 06 - 08:33 PM

Thanks Peace...and the same to you


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tabs Req: Riding Down the Canyon
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 06 Dec 06 - 12:26 AM

Peace- great website.
Thanks.

Seamus


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