Chris Ledoux

Chris Ledoux - This Cowboy's Hat lead guitar tab

This Cowboy’s Hat Chris Ledoux

Key Bm, capo 2nd Fret

This is just the lead part of this song. Most of it is played clean on the

front pickup, with some distortion in the solo. The acoustic picking pattern

is tabbed on Korry’s posting.

(Am)Well I was sitting in a (Em)coffee shop just having a (G) cup to pass the (Am) time

swapping rodeo (Em) stories with this old (G) cowboy friend of (Am) mine.

When some motorcycle (C) riders started (Dm) snickering in the back

started poking (Em) fun at my friend's (Am)hat.

One old boy said "hey Tex, where'd you park your horse"

My friend just pulled his hat down low, but they couldn't be ignored.

One husky fella said "I think I'll rip that hat right off your head".

That's when my friend turned around, and this is what he said...

Chorus:

(Am)You'll ride a black (C) tornado (Dm) across a western sky.

(Am)Rope an old blue (C) norther and (Em) milk it 'till it's dry.

(Am)Bulldog the Missis(C)sippi, (Dm) pin its ears down flat

(Am)Long before you (Em)take this cowboy's (Am)hat.

Now partner, this old hat's better left alone. (R1)

You see, it used to be my daddy's, but last year he passed on. (R2)

My nephew skinned the rattler that makes up this old hat band. (R3)

But back in '69, he died in Vietnam. (R4)

Now the eagle feather was given to me by an Indian friend of mine.

Someone ran him down somewhere around that Arizona line. (R5)

And a real special lady give me this hat pin, (R6)

And I don't know if I'll ever see her again. (R7)

Chorus:

Now if your leather jacket means to you what this hat means to me,

then I guess we understand each other, and we'll just let it be.

But if you still think it's funny, Man, you got my back up against the wall,

And if you touch my hat, you're gonna have to fight us all. (R8)

Well right then I caught a little sadness in that gang leader's eyes.

He turned back to the others and they all just kind of shuffled on outside

But when my friend turned back towards me I noticed his old hat brim

Well it was turned up in a big old Texas grin!

Chorus:

Riffs:

E-(1:35)---|-(1:39)------|-(1:44)---------------|------------10/12\10-10-10--|

B----------|-------------|------------10h12-12--|------10h12-10/12\10-10-10--|

G-----7----|-9(10)9p7----|-9-7~--9/11-----------|-9/11-----------------------|

D-7h9---9--|----------7--|----------------------|----------------------------|

A----------|-------------|----------------------|----------------------------|

E-(R1)-----|-(R2)--------|-(R3)-----------------|-(R4)-----------------------|

E-(2:00)--------------|-(2:06)--10-----|-(2:09)---------|-(2:55)-------------------|

B---------------------|------10----12--|-10----10-11-12-|-10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12--|

G-11\9p7---7-9p7---7--|-9/11-----------|----11----------|--------------------------|

D--------9-------9----|----------------|----------------|--------------------------|

A---------------------|----------------|----------------|--------------------------|

E-(R5)----------------|-(R6)-----------|-(R7)-----------|-(R8)---------------------|

Solo:

E------------------------stacatto-------------------------------10-----|

B------------------------------------------------------12-10-12----12--|

G---------------7------x-7-9-10b-10-9-7---9p7--------------------------|

D-----------7-9---9~---9----------------9-----9-7-9~-------------------|

A-----5-7/9------------------------------------------------------------|

E-5-7------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-12(14)12----------------------------12(14)(14)(14)(14)(14)(14)12-----------|

B---b--r---12---10-------10—-12/14-----bh----------------------r----b--------|

G------------------11--11--11-----------about 16 times,fast--------9(10)-7---|

D--------------------------------------------------------------------------9-|

A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E------------------------------10----------|

B-12-12-12--------b--r---------10-10/12~~--|

G-/9-/9-/9-7-----9(10)9p7—9/11-------------|

D-/9-/9-/9---9-----------------------------|

A------------------------------------------|

E------------------------------------------|

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