Rancher's Daughter

Lyrics: John Dawson
Music: John Dawson

Played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in the late 1980s.

'Cause the moon comes up tonight at ten
And I hope we've passed the pass by then
Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
After the cowboy and the rancher's daughter

When the sun goes down, it gets dark real fast
So I'm going to have the horses packed
Don't take too much time slipping past your Dad
I'll be waiting in the grove out back

Chorus
'Cause the moon comes up tonight at ten
And I hope we've passed the pass by then
'Cause your Daddy's sure to send his men by then
After the cowboy and the rancher's daughter

Now when I hired on as a cowboy
Down in your father's ranch in South Utah
How was I to know how two hearts would go
Or that we'd want to break your father's law

[chorus]

Shining love, it's a shining love
But we hid it in the silver moonlight
Hiding your love just gets you crying, my love
So we're leaving here tonight

And the moon comes up tonight at ten
And I hope we've passed the pass by then
'Cause your Daddy's sure to send his men by then
After the cowboy
After this cowboy
After the cowboy
And the rancher's daughter
Oh yeah, I know he will
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     1978 Keep On Keepin' On

 


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