Ragtime Cowboy Joe
David Seville Lyrics

Out in Arizona where the bad men are,
And the only friend to guide you is an Evening Star,
The roughest, toughest man by far
Is Ragtime Cowboy Joe.
Got his name from singing to the cows and sheep
Every night they say he sings the herd to sleep
In a basso rich and deep,
Crooning soft and low

How he sings raggy music to his cattle
As he swings back and forward in his saddle
On his horse (a pretty good horse)
Who is syncopated gaited
And with such a funny meter
To the roar of his repeater

How they run when they hear the feller's gun
Because the western folks all know:
He's a hifalootin' scootin', shootin'
Son-of-a-gun from Arizona
Ragtime cowboy (talk about your cowboy)
Ragtime cowboy Joe.

Dressed up ev'ry Sunday in his Sunday clothes
He beats it for the village where he always goes,
And ev'ry girl in town is Joe's
'Cause he's a ragtime bear;
When he starts a-spieling on the dance hall floor,
No one but a lunatic would start a war
Wise men know his forty-four
Makes men dance for fair.

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Comments from YouTube:

ArielKh kh

Oh my....I remember singing to this as a kid!!! Very fun memories. Thanks for uploading this!! ♡♡


So do I, but don't figure out my age. LOLOLOLOL.

Tom E. Childs

This was my first 45 ever, back in 1959. I was six or seven years old. I had never heard it before, just knew I liked The Chipmunks !

Barry I. Grauman

Two versions of this were prepared (the stereo version, on the "Let's All Sing With the Chipmunks" album, had the gunshots spaced somewhat differently).

Johnny Jackson

I wonder who actually did the singing for the Chipmunks, even tho it was sped up😳😁

LucSon FunPol

It was Ross Bagdasarian, the creator of the Chipmunks, who also used his normal voice for Dave.

Jonathan Mikowski

This comment section will probably be annexed by the NCR in the next year

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