Steve Dafoe - Songwriter
The Last Great Cowboy (Americana)
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THE LAST GREAT COWBOY

STEVE DAFOE 2005

(COPYRIGHTED)

CHORUS:

Fmaj9 Gmaj9 Fmaj9 Cm7
AND THE LAST GREAT COWBOY RIDES ALONE

Fmaj9 Gmaj9 Fmaj9 Cm7
AND THE LAST GREAT COWBOY RIDES ALONE

Fmaj9 Cm7
RIDES ALONE.......

Fmaj9 Cm7
RIDES ALONE.......


VERSE 1 :


A Fmaj7 G
AND THE BARSTOOL PROPHETS

Fmaj7
THEY DIDN'T KNOW HIS NAME

C
BUT THEY'D TELL ALL WHO CAME


A Fmaj7 G
ABOUT THE LAST GREAT COWBOY

Fmaj7
WHOSE LEGEND ONLY GREW

C
WITH EVERY GLASS OF BREW

A Fmaj7 G
AND WITH EACH NEW ROUND

Fmaj7
THEY'D STAND UP DURING THE TALE..
C
AND SING A SONG TO HAIL

C EM
AND THIS IS HOW IT'D SOUND.......... TO CHORUS .......




VERSE 2:


A Fmaj7 G
AND THE BARSTOOL PROPHETS ...

Fmaj7
SAID THE TOWN FELT THE FEAR

C
AS THE RITCHIE GANG GOT NEAR...


A Fmaj7 G
AND A CALL WENT OUT...

Fmaj7
FOR ANYONE TO SEND...

C
HELP BEFORE IT WAS THE END...


A Fmaj7 G
AND WITH EACH NEW ROUND ..

Fmaj7
AS THEY CONTINUED THE TALE...

C
THEY' D SING WITHOUT FAIL...


C EM
AND THIS IS HOW IT'D SOUND.... ...... TO CHORUS.....


VERSE 3:


A Fmaj7 G
AND THE RITCHIE GANG

Fmaj7
SHOWED UP WITH FOUR STRONG

C
DIDN'T CARE 'BOUT WHAT'S WRONG


A Fmaj7 G
BUT THE LAST GREAT COWBOY

Fmaj7
MET THEM IN THE STREET ...

C
IN THE NOON'S SEARING HEAT...


A Fmaj7 G
AND AS ALL GUNS WERE DRAWN....

Fmaj7
THE COWBOY FIRED FOUR ROUNDS...

C
THE RITCHIE GANG WENT DOWN...

C EM
AND AS HE LEFT YOU COULD HEAR THE SOUND OF........TO CHORUS...








VERSE 4: (OPTIONAL)

(SOFTER SINGING)

A Fmaj7 G
AND THOSE BARSTOOL PROPHETS

Fmaj7
NOW DRUNK AND FAST ASLEEP

C
BUT TOMMORROW THEY'LL BE HERE...

C
TO TELL THE TALE THEY KEEP..

C EM
AND THIS IS HOW IT SOUNDS..... TO CHORUS......





NOTES: Fmaj9 IS (TO ME) Fmaj7 WITH HIGH "E" HELD

Gmaj9 IS ABOVE FMAJ9 BUT ON THIRD (3rd) FRET



Description
Short Song Description:

The last great Cowboy who defends the honor of a small town in South Dakota.
Long Song Description:

Genre: Country - Alternative, Folk

Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic, Laid Back/Groovy

Speed: Medium Fast (95-130)

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin)

Track type: Lyric - Full

Lyric themes: Loneliness, War, Change, Storytelling

Keywords: acoustic, simple

Ending type: End Sustain
Story Behind the Song:
Credits
Lyric Credits: Steve Dafoe
Music Credits: Steve Dafoe
Producer Credits:
Publisher Credits: Steve Dafoe
Performance Credits: Shawn Byrne
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 4:11
Primary Genre: Country-Alternative
Secondary Genre: Folk-Country
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Fear
Subject Matter 2: History, Past
Mood 1: Worried
Mood 2: Cool
Similar Artist 1: Bruce Springsteen
Similar Artist 2: Marc Cohn
Language: English
Era: 1800 - 1899