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Should’ve Been A Cowboy Ukulele Chords by Toby Keith

by Per Kjeller
Should've Been A Cowboy Ukulele Chords by Toby Keith

Should’ve Been A Cowboy Ukulele Chords by Toby Keith. The chords used in this song are G, D, C, and Cadd9. Change the key of the song for FREE if needed.

“Should’ve Been A Cowboy” is a standout debut single by American country music artist Toby Keith, released in 1993. This song launched Keith’s career and was the first track from his self-titled debut album. Written by Toby Keith himself, the song taps into the nostalgia and allure of the Old West, lamenting a missed opportunity to live the life of a cowboy. Its catchy melody, engaging lyrics, and Keith’s robust vocal delivery resonated strongly with country music fans, making it an instant classic.

The song’s lyrics fantasize about the cowboy lifestyle, drawing on iconic imagery of riding the range, gunfights, and the freedom of the open country. Keith’s storytelling prowess shines through in this song, as he weaves a narrative that is both whimsical and reflective, capturing the imagination of listeners who might also dream of a simpler, more adventurous life.

“Should’ve Been A Cowboy” achieved significant commercial success, topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It helped establish Toby Keith as a significant new voice in country music and became one of the most played country songs of the 1990s. Its appeal was broad, touching not only on the traditional themes of country music but also on the universal desire for escape and the appeal of the road not taken.

An interesting aspect of “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” is its role in the resurgence of country music in the 1990s. The song’s blend of traditional country elements with a modern sensibility appealed to a wide audience, contributing to the genre’s growing popularity during this period. Keith’s ability to connect with listeners through relatable themes and catchy tunes became a hallmark of his career, and “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” exemplified this talent from the start.

Over the years, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” has remained a beloved song in Toby Keith’s discography and in country music as a whole. Its enduring popularity is a testament to its engaging storytelling, memorable melody, and the universal appeal of imagining a life on the open range. The song not only marked the beginning of Toby Keith’s successful career but also left a lasting impact on country music, celebrated for its contribution to the genre’s evolution in the 1990s.

 

Should’ve Been A Cowboy Ukulele Chords by Toby Keith

VERSE 1:

I bet you’ve Gnever Dheard ol’ CMarshal DDillon say G   Miss DKitty, have you Cever thought Dof runnin’ Gway   DSettlin’ down,Cwould you Dmarry me G If DI asked you Ctwice and begged you, Dpretty please G She’d Dhave said, CYes”, in a DNew York minute G  They Dnever tied the Cknot, Dhis heart wasn’t Gin itDHe just stole a Ckiss as he Drode awayGHe never Dhung his Cadd9hat up at Kitty’s place
CHORUS 1:
I should’ve been a GcowboDy   C      D   I should’ve learned to Grope and Dride C      D GWearin’ my Dsix-shooter, Cridin’ my Dpony on a Gcattle Ddrive C      D Stealin’ the Gyoung girls Dhearts C      D   GJust like DGene and CRoy  DSingin’ those Gcampfire DsongsCOh, I Dshould’ve been a Gcowboy D      C   
VERSE 2:
I might of Ghad a sideDkick with a Cfunny DnameRunnin’ Gwild through the Dhills Cchasin’ Jesse DJamesGEnding Dup on the Cbrink of DdangerGRidin’ shotDgun for the CTexas DRangersGo Gwest young Dman, havCen’t you been DtoldCaliGfornia’s Dfull of whiskCy, women Dand goldSleepin’ Gout all Dnight beneath the Cdesert DstarsWith a Gdream in my Deye and a Cadd9prayer in my heart
CHORUS 2:
I should’ve been a Gcowboy C      C      D     D   I should’ve learned to Grope and ride C      C      D    D I’d be Gwearin’ my Dsix-shooter, Cridin’ my Dpony on a Gcattle Ddrive C      D Stealin’ the Gyoung girls  Dhearts       C      D       GJust like DGene and CRoyDSingin’ those Gcampfire DsongsCOh, I Dshould’ve been a Gcowboy D      C         
Yeah I Dshould’ve been a Gcowboy D      C      D       
I should’ve been a Gcowboy D      C      D      G  
Yeah, I should’ve been a cowboyI should’ve been a cowboy.
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