Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash: Ghost Riders In The Sky (testo canzone)

Artista: Johnny Cash
Canzone: Ghost Riders In The Sky (1979)

“(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend” è una canzone country/western scritta nel 1948 dal songwriter americano Stan Jones. La canzone è conosciuta anche con titoli differenti come “Riders in the Sky”, “Ghost Riders”, “Ghost Riders in the Sky” e “A Cowboy Legend”. (en-wikipedia)

Ghost Riders In The Sky

An old cowboy went ridin 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
Plowin through the ragid skies and up a 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 comin hard and he heard their mournful cries

Yippie i ohhh ohh ohh
Yippie i aye ye ye
Ghost riders in the sky

Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred
Their shirts all soaked with sweat
He’s ridin hard to catch that herd
But he aint caught em yet
Cause they got to ride forever in that range up in the sky
On horses snortin fire as they ride on hear their cries

As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name
‘if you wanna save your soul from hell a-ridin on our range
Then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride
Tryin to catch the devil’s herd across these endless skies

Yippie i ohhh oh oh
Yippie i aye ye ye
Ghost riders in the sky
Ghost riders in the sky
Ghost riders in the sky

Video

Johnny Cash (1979)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmxB2BwVufA

Bing Crosby (1949)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IULOpC3d5t4

Dick Dale (strumentale) (1963)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIvfVyyqTDI

The Blues Brothers dal film Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8sJm7ZecR8

Alla canzone Ghost Riders In The Sky si ispira anche Riders on the Storm dei Doors.

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