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Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?

12 Apr 00 - 12:50 AM (#210462)
Subject: Desert Skies?
From: Gypsy

This is an old Marshall Tucker tune. A fragment of the song is:

I'm a ridin' along, singin' that same old cowboy song, that I've sung one hundred times before..... I think that Desert Skies is the proper name, but am not absolutely positive. Any brilliant answers out there, friends? Thanks so much!


12 Apr 00 - 01:33 AM (#210487)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?
From: The Beanster

Gypsy,

I scouted around a bit but I don't have time right now to find you this info...(have to get some sleep! LOL) Will try again tomorrow or maybe someone else will come up with it in the meantime, but it is called Desert Skies and it's on their 1977 album, "Carolina Dreams."


12 Apr 00 - 11:23 AM (#210635)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?
From: Gypsy

Thank you! Have been digging around and couldn't find this. Anyway, if you do find the lyrics, would greatly appreciate.


12 Apr 00 - 11:38 AM (#210643)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?
From: Allan C.

Couldn't locate the lyrics but found this to be a bit interesting.


12 Apr 00 - 11:39 AM (#210644)
Subject: Lyr Add: DESERT SKIES (Toy Caldwell)
From: Rex

Well shoot, they have a lyrics section at the Marshall Tucker site (just stick that between www and com) but it's down. It may not be in there anyway. So I blew the dust off the old album. happy trails, Rex
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DESERT SKIES [Toy Caldwell]

Well I'm riding along, singing that same ol' cowboy song
That's been sung a hundred times before
Ain't got nothin' but my name
And I'm the only man I know to blame
But I'm livin', I'm happy, and I'm free.

CHORUS: Just Listen to the wind blow
Let it blow, let it blow
Sand over my trail
I got my saddle on the ground
And that ol' moon he can still be found
Hidin' in the desert sky

I like simple things in life like a prairie breeze,
a good stout horse between my knees
Just being alone, just bein' me
And when I die, let me die with a dream in my mind
A smile on my face and no trouble behind
And no cross on my grave to show my restin' place.

Chorus

Won't you bury me with my chaps on
And my six gun strapped to my side
So I can watch the moon hidin' in the desert sky
Hidin' in the desert sky
Hidin' in the desert sky
Hidin' in the desert sky.


12 Apr 00 - 11:41 AM (#210647)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?
From: Rex

Why doesn't a damned carriage return work to end a line here? Somebody tell me yet once more what the magic key is and I'll type it again.

Rex


13 Apr 00 - 12:26 AM (#210996)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?
From: Gypsy

So Allen, will this make tuning my hammered dulcimer any easier? 3 desert skys and you don't care... Rex, you are a hero among men, thank you so much. And i don't care if you didn't get the line breaks, i still don't get them, either. Oh yeah, i did try the MTB site, and it has a few of the very most popular, but not Desert Sky. I would be hard pressed to decide, myself, which is the best of thier music. THANK YOU SO MUCH, GUYS!


13 Apr 00 - 01:41 AM (#211026)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?
From: The Beanster

Rex and Gypsy,

I learned all these neat html things on Mudcat... For the line break, all you have to do, is immediately after the line where you want it to break you type < followed by br followed by >

You see, I can't actually type the real command because it would disappear after I send this posting and would just break the line. Does that make sense? Anyway, after the last letter of the line, don't use any spaces in between... You can go to the HTML practice thread listed somewhere here on the front page of the postings and practice if you want.


13 Apr 00 - 12:37 PM (#211215)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?
From: Rex

Well Gypsy if that works for you, I'll leave it alone. But it looked so nice and neat. And Beanster,
thank you for the tip.
It seems like Joe Offer and about half
of the other mudcatters have told me this before.
Maybe it can sink in this time. Hope it works.
Whee!

Rex


13 Apr 00 - 11:21 PM (#211501)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?
From: The Beanster

Nice job, Rex!! lolol


14 Apr 00 - 12:47 AM (#211530)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?
From: Gypsy

Hey guys!
Thanks so much for all the tutoring
And we'll see if i finally have
down
or not!


16 Jan 04 - 11:06 PM (#1094644)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Desert Skies?
From: GUEST,ssovern@hotmail.com

hey, there's more to the first line than that, if you strum along with the chords.   'well i'm ridin along, da da da da, 'singin that same ol cowboy song' dum dum du, 'that's been sung a hundred times before'