Don’t Come the Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim!

Written by Kirsty MacColl

Chords

Chords for Don’t Come the Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim!, transcribed by John Meranda.

Lyrics

Some boys with warm beds and cold, cold hearts
Can make you feel nothing at all
They’ll never remember and they’ll never mind
If you’re counting the cracks in the wall

They’re quick and they’re greedy
They never feel guilty
They don’t know the meaning of hurt
The boots just go back on
The socks that had stayed on
The next time they see you
They treat you like dirt
The next time they treat you like dirt

Now don’t come the cowboy with me Sonny Jim
I know lots of those and you’re not one of them
There’s a light in your eyes tells me somebody’s in
And you won’t come the cowboy with me

Don’t be too rough on my cold, cold heart
It’s all I’ve got left to me now
I fell out of favour with heaven somewhere
And I’m here for the hell of it now

Some girls play cowboys
And some boys play harder to get
But they’re got just the same
They smile and say cheese
They’re so eager to please
But they’ll never remember your name
The names and the places all change

But don’t come the cowboy with me Sonny Jim
I know lots of those and you’re not one of them
There’s a light in your eyes tells me somebody’s in
And you won’t come the cowboy with me

Did somebody tell you I’m lonely as hell?
I didn’t expect you to know me so well
If I learned a lesson it’s how to bounce back again
Sometimes I bounce off the wall
And sometimes my head hits the floor

So don’t come the cowboy with me Sonny Jim
I know lots of those and you’re not one of them
There’s a light in your eyes tells me somebody’s in
And you won’t come the cowboy

Oh don’t come the cowboy with me Sonny Jim
I know lots of those and you’re not one of them
There’s a light in your eyes tells me somebody’s in
And you won’t come the cowboy with me

Cover Versions

Kelly Willis is based in Austin, Texas. On her 2002 CD ‘Easy’, she covers ‘Cowboy’. It’s a song she had wanted to record for a long time, as she told Billboard. “I love her music. I was drawn to it because she was so strong and confident, playing all those instruments. When Kirsty died, it was a renewed inspiration to record that song. I had to think twice about doing this because of her death. I really wanted to do it justice, I had been biding my time until I thought I was mature enough to do it.”

Halvsøstra (2009)

Halvsøstra plays Kirsty MacColl in norwegian. Glimpses from concert in Norway.

Penny McDonagh (2014)

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