Should've Been A Cowboy

Toby Keith

I bet you’ve never heard ol’ Marshal Dillon say
Miss Kitty, have you ever thought of runnin’ away?
Settlin’ down, would you marry me
If I asked you twice and begged you, pretty please?
She’d have said, “Yes”, in a New York minute
They never tied the knot, his heart wasn’t in it
He just stole a kiss as he rode away
He never hung his hat up at Kitty’s place

   I should’ve been a cowboy
   I should’ve learned to rope and ride
   Wearin’ my six-shooter, ridin’ my pony on a cattle drive
   Stealin’ the young girls’ hearts
   Just like Gene and Roy
   Singin’ those campfire songs
   Woah, I should’ve been a cowboy

I might of had a sidekick with a funny name
Runnin’ wild through the hills chasin’ Jesse James
Ending up on the brink of danger
Ridin’ shotgun for the Texas Rangers
Go west young man, haven’t you been told?
California’s full of whiskey, women and gold
Sleepin’ out all night beneath the desert stars
With a dream in my eye and a prayer in my heart

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Yeah, I should’ve been a cowboy
I should’ve been a cowboy