Brooks, Garth - Good Ride Cowboy Lyrics




From the hills to Kaycee, Wyoming
Where life's wooly and wild
Came an Air Force brat
In a cowboy hat
And that Copenhagen smile
And from bucking broncs
To honky tonks
He always sang a cowboy's song
We were much too young
Having too much fun
As we all sang along

(And we sang) Life's a highway
There's only one way
You're gonna get through it
When she starts to twist
Be more like Chris
Pull your hat down tight
And just LeDoux it
When that whistle blows
And that crowd explodes
And them pickup men are at your side
They tell you good ride cowboy, good ride

From gold buckles to gold records
Well once again he was spinning 'round
Took the whole world on
And he turned us on
To that Western Underground
And from "Bareback Jack"
To "This Cowboy's Hat"
The songs were stronger than his pain
He would not slow down
From town to town
Like children running through the rain

(And we sang)
Life's a highway
There's only one way
You're gonna get through it
When she starts to twist
Be more like Chris
Pull your hat down tight
And just LeDoux it
When that whistle blows
And that crowd explodes
And them pickup men are at your side
They tell you good ride cowboy, good ride

(And we sang)
Life's a highway
There's only one way
You're gonna get through it
When she starts to twist
Be more like Chris
Pull your hat down tight
And just LeDoux it
When that whistle blows
And that crowd explodes
And them pickup men are at your side
They tell you good ride cowboy, good ride

I bet he crossed that river Jordan
With St. Peter on the other side
Singing good ride cowboy, good ride
Good ride cowboy, good ride





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  1. Allen Trey

    That horse is part blue heeler.

  2. Baja Brake

    Miss this guy

  3. 427holly

    I had the absolute honor to see Chris twice in concert--!!!!!!! --What a sensation--!!! ALL OVER THAT STAGE--LOL DAMN---I STILL HAVE THE TICKET STUBS

  4. David Schick

    This is the original version with the wrong lyrics. Chris’s father was in the Air Force.

  5. rodeo cody

    chirs le doux RULES

  6. Charlie

    Vaya Con Dios Chris

  7. Tami Kahler

    Poor horse and cows!! Asshole people!!

    Tami Kahler

    david thompson is a animal abuser!

  8. Fran Brister

    loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  9. GUS SKALIAS

    Good ride Chris good ride RIP.

  10. Buck Thrusthorn

    North Dakota cowboy here Chris Ledoux is a LEGEND around here!! He was the Real Deal! Rumor has it he was at the rodeo grounds in town in the 70's its considered sacred ground now!

  11. Tamara

    I was going to ask Christopher to marry me! :)

  12. Jim Thiles

    Chris LeDoux (October 2, 1948 – March 9, 2005)
    was a world champion bareback rider and
    American country music singer-songwriter and
    bronze sculptor. During his career LeDoux recorded
    36 albums (many self-released) which have sold
    more than six million units in the United States
    as of January 2007. He was awarded one gold album
    certification from the RIAA, and was nominated
    for a Grammy Award and the Academy of Country
    Music Music Pioneer Award.

    Chris died on March 8, 2005 from complications
    of liver cancer. He was 56.

    In late 2005, Garth Brooks briefly emerged from
    retirement to record "Good Ride Cowboy"
    as a tribute to LeDoux. Brooks remarked:

    "I knew if I ever recorded any kind of tribute to Chris,
    it would have to be up-tempo, happy ... a song like him.
    Not some slow, mournful song. He wasn't like that.
    Chris was exactly as our heroes are supposed to be.
    He was a man's man. A good friend."

    Garth Brooks performed the song on
    "The 39th Annual CMA Awards" on November 15, 2005
    live from Times Square in New York City.
    Later that evening, LeDoux was honored with the CMA
    chairman's Award of Merit, presented by Kix Brooks
    of Brooks & Dunn, to LeDoux's family.

  13. andrew macleod

    have to admit i dont who chris was as im from england, but im a truck driver and i love garth brooks

    Arthur Chavez

    andrew macleod you should listen up he was the greatest

    Josh Heaps

    Chris LeDoux was a good friend of Garth. He made over 20 albums starting in the 70s, most of them self produced. He was kind of like an "underground" country singer until the early 90s. He died in 2005 of liver cancer (or something very similar). He was one of the greatest. If you can find any of his albums, but them. You won't be disappointed.

  14. The Wacky Report

    Im from the north east and this stuff with Chris ledoux just gets me and people i know dont understand

  15. Waking Up

    Please do this song with lyrics.

    af2001

    And the correct lyrics

  16. Kathleen Craig

    Just LeDoux it!

  17. Robert Selby

    man, this is timeless stuff.   simple but full of joy.  its pure.  and just echoes in your soul.  I realiy dig it.

  18. Bill Krayer,Jr.

    "God Bless Chris LeDoux!!!"

  19. Mclaughlin & Crew NoOne

     Long Live LeDoux
    RIP, Chris LeDoux
    He Was Great

    Nolan Henderson

    uh zzszzs

  20. Dave Wollenberg

    RIP, Chris LeDoux. Cowritten by Jerrod Niemann.

  21. Ty Rylander

    All about Chris Ledoux

  22. J. T.

    R.I.p.chris

  23. Sabrina Mesalam

    Yes..This is in The Miller in Murfreesboro, TN!

  24. Sabrina Mesalam

    WOW! What a horse.

    Stacey R.

    That’s a beautiful horse