Sad Cowboy

Song Description

Love 'em and they leave you. Described by Maverick magazine as .. "the lighter waving Sad Cowboy, which transcends its well-used "another man's boots at my door" story to become a genuinely moving piece and the sort of song that any number of Nashville si

Song Length 4:15 Genre Country - Contemporary, Blues - Traditional
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Moving, Heartbreaking Subject Breaking Up, Long
Similar Artists Tim Mcgraw, Kenny Rogers Language English
Era 2000 and later


Sad Cowboy (c) Naismith / Matthews 2005

I was a young man once
and I looked the part
Wore my shirt wide open so the girls and boys all could see my heart
and I drove the road
and I worked the land
and did my best to touch the world with an even hand

So I dropped my coat
at the bunkhouse door
left my worries and my troubles in a place that I don't see no more
and I met this girl
didn't know my name
but she got to know me pretty good all the same

Next time I passed she had a bed for me
So I told that girl this is what I'll be

Gonna be your sad cowboy
gonna be the one who leaves his boots outside your door
gonna be your sad cowboy
for sure

So I'm an old man now
but my memory's good
And I know the things I never said that I know I should
Then I travelled far
and I travelled long
And I took the risk that some other guy would come along

And sure enough
back in eighty-five
at the end of some old dust-bound stupid little cattle drive
I was passing by
and I'd lost the key
the pair of boots sittin' at the door don't belong to me

This time I passed she wasn't there for me
So I told that girl don't wait for me

Ain't gonna be your sad cowboy
ain't gonna be the one who leaves his boots outside your door
ain't gonna be your sad cowboy
no more ...

Lyrics Billy Matthews / John Naismith Music Billy Matthews / John Naismith
Producer Billy Matthews Publisher M2M2 Limited
Performance OneDay40 Label M2M2
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