510. Geisterreiter

510

(Orig. by Stan Jones - (c)1949 Johnny Cash)

1.
Es
[a]war in einer []Regennacht, Wind [C]pfiff durch die Prä- []rie_ []~ []~
Die
[a]Cowboys saßen []dicht gedrängt, nur [C]Whisky wärmte []sie_ []~ []~
Ja,
[a]Kerle sind es, []hart und zäh, für []sie gilt Colt und []Faust
und
[F]Sturm und Wind und []Wolkenbruch_ []~ sind []über sie ge- [a]braust... [,,tacet]

Refrain:
Yip-pi-ai-
[C]ay,_ [,,] Yip-pi-ai-[a]ho,_ [,,] //
Die
[F]Nacht_ []gei-ster []ziehn_ []~ vor- [a]bei. [,,]

2.
Da
[a]tritt der Teufel []in den Kreis und [C]winkt dem einen []zu,_ []~ []~
der
[a]wendet sich ver- []zweifelt um und [C]sucht beim Himmel []Ruh._ []~ []~
Zu den
[a]Sternen will er []flüchten, zur []Sonne will er []fliehn.
doch
[F]alle Sterne []werden bleich, []~ die []Sonne will ver- [a]glühn... [,,tacet]

Ref...

3.
Es
[a]öffnen sich die []Himmel weit, und [C]Reiter komm'n aus []Höh'n,_ []~ []~
(und)
[a]Feuer bricht aus []Pferdenüstem, [C]rauhe Winde []wehn._ []~ []~
Der
[a]tote Cowboy []wird genommen, []keiner wird ge- []fragt.
Und
[F]donnernd geht es []aufwärts_ []~ in []wilder toller [a]Jagd... [,,tacet]


Ref...
Die [F]Nacht_ []gei-ster []ziehn_ []~ vor- [a]bei. [,,]
[F]Nacht_ []gei-ster []ziehn_ []~ vor- [a]bei. [,,]
[F]Ghost- []riders []in_ the [a]sky_


An old cowboy went riding out one dark and windy day....
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way....
When all at once a mighty herd of red eyed cows he saw....
A-plowing through the ragged sky and up the cloudy draw....
Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel...
Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel...
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky...
For he saw the Riders coming hard and he heard their mournful cry.... // Yippie yi Ohhhhh! // Yippie yi Ayyyyy! // Ghost Riders in the sky!
Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred, their shirts all soaked
He's riding hard to catch that herd, but he ain't caught 'em yet....
'Cause they've got to ride forever on that range up in the sky...
On horses snorting fire.... // As they ride on hear their cry...
As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name...
If you want to save your soul from Hell a-riding on our range,
Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride,
Trying to catch the Devil's Herd, across these endless skies... // Yippie yi Ohhhhh! // Yippie yi Ayyyyy! // Ghost Riders in the sky! // ...

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