My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys ---------------------------------- performed by Willie Nelson A true classic [Verse] D 1. I grew up dreaming of being a cowboy 2. Cowboys are special with their own brand of misery G D 1. And loving the cowboy ways. 2. From being alone too long. D 1. Pursuing the life of my high riding heroes 2. You could die from the cold in the arms of a nightmare E7 A7 1. I burned up my childhood days. 2. Knowing well that your best days are gone D 1. I learned all the rules of a moder day drifter 2. Picking up hookers instead of my pen G D 1. DonUt you hold on to nothing too long 2. I let the words of my youth fade away. G D G 1. Just take what you need from the ladies and leave them 2. Old worn out saddles and old worm out memories D A7 D 1. With the words of a sad country song. 2. With no one and no place to stay. [Chorus] G D My heroes have always been cowboys E7 A7 And they still are it seems G D G Sadly in search of and one step in back of D A7 D Themselves and their slow moving dreams. This song is in 3/4 time. It sounds best if you hit the bass note of the chord on the first beat of each measure. You might want to put in some bass runs like A-B-C#-D between A and D chords where it sounds right. If you want to talk country guitar with me, or if my notation makes no sense feel free to e-mail me.