Ghost Riders In The Sky

Various Artists

Ghost Riders In The Sky is an American country music song written in 1948 by Stan Jones. It tells a folk tale of a cowboy who has a vision of red-eyed, steel-hooved cattle thundering across the sky, being chased by the spirits of damned cowboys.

More than 50 performers have recorded versions of the song, including : The Outlaws, Vaughn Monroe, Bing Crosby (with the Ken Darby Singers), Frankie Laine, Burl Ives, Marty Robbins, The Ramrods and Johnny Cash. Other recordings were made by Eddy Arnold, Peggy Lee (with the Jud Conlon Singers), Christopher Lee, and Spike Jones and his City Slickers. Gene Autry sang it in the 1949 movie, Riders in the Sky. Jones himself is said to have recorded it for his 1957 album Creakin’ Leather. Children of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter have also made covers.

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Lyrics

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 ooh
Yippie yi yay
Ghost riders in the sky
Johnny Cash