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Riders in the Sky

In every corner of this world they boast of men so bold.

From Captain Blood and Mister Mud to England's kings of old.

Why, every place I've ever been, they think their man's the best.

But listen while I introduce a bold man from the West.



A thunderbolt bust and then a big cloud of dust

And out rides Cody of the Pony Express.

Totin' the mail beside him, he knows the trail to guide him,

Cody of the Pony Express.



Now, the Injuns wait by the canyon's gate to take Bill by surprise

But they'll never beat the mustang feet of the fastest horse alive.



So, over the rim he's running,

Racing the wind, he's coming,

Cody of the Pony Express!



Now I once saw Cody fight his way through a thousand Indian braves

Riding on a two-ton buffalo's back, he jumped on an Indian's grave

Then he took a half hitch on the buffalo's tail and swung him ‘round and ‘round

Says, “Step up close, you red galoots, I'll mo-o-o-o-w you down!”



A thunderbolt bust and then a big cloud of dust

And out rides Cody of the Pony Express.

Totin' the mail beside him, he knows the trail to guide him,

Cody of the Pony Express.



Now, the Injuns wait by the canyon's gate to take Bill by surprise

But they'll never beat the mustang feet of the fastest horse alive.



So, over the rim he's running,

Racing the wind, he's coming,

Cody of the Pony Express!



Written by BOB NOLAN
Published by THE SONGWRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA

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