I'm An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande)
Rhythm On The Range, (1936)
I'm An Old Cowboy
1936
Johnny Mercer (w/m)
Rhythym On The Range, 1936
VERSE
Step aside, you ornery tenderfeet-
Let a big bad buckaroo past!
I'm the toughest hombre you'll ever meet,
Though I may be the last.
Yessirree,
We're a vanishing race;
Nosirree,
Can't last long.
Step aside, your ornery tenderfeet,
While I sing my song.
REFRAIN 1
I'm an old cowhand
From the Rio Grande,
But my legs ain't bowed
And my cheeks ain't tanned.
I'm a cowboy who never saw a cow,
Never roped a steer 'cause I don't know how,
And I sho' ain't fixin' to start in now.
Yippy-I-Oki-ay,
Yippy-I-Oki-ay.
REFRAIN 2
I'm an old cowhand
From the Rio Grande,
And I learned to ride
'Fore I learned to stand.
I know ev'ry trail in the Lone Star State,
'Cause I ride the range in a Ford V-Eight.
Yippy-I-Oki-ay,
Yippy-I-Oki-ay.
REFRAIN 3
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 dogies go,
'Cause I learned them all on the radio.
Yippy-I-Oki-ay,
Yippy-I-Oki-ay.
REFRAIN 4
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-be-que.
Yippy-I-Oki-ay,
Yippy-I-Oki-ay.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
05/08/1936Chick Bullock's Levee LoungersConqueror870819211
05/08/1936Chick Bullock's Levee LoungersMelotone6-09-0119211
05/29/1936Eddy Duchin & His OrchestraVictor25347-B101883
06/01/1936Charlie Barnet & His OrchestraBluebirdB6448101645
06/15/1936Frankie Trumbauer's OrchestraBrunswick768719442
07/03/1936Sons Of The PioneersDecca5247DLA413
07/08/1936Mal Hallett & His OrchestraVocalion3268C1425
07/17/1936Bing CrosbyDecca11008DLA442
07/17/1936Bing Crosby (Jimmy Dorsey Orch)Decca25001DLA442
07/17/1936Bing Crosby & Jimmy Dorsey Or.Decca871-ADLA442
07/17/1936Bing Crosby (Jimmy Dorsey Orch)Decca2679-ADLA442
10/14/1936Prairie RamblersConqueror8744C1558
10/14/1936Patsy Montana & Prairie Ramb.Melotone7-01-52C1558
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1936Rhythm On The Rangefilmfilm originalintroduced
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