This Cowboy's Hat chords

Lee Kernaghan


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Well I was sitting in a roadhouse havin' a cup to pass the time 
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Swapping rodeo stories with a few old territory friends of mine 
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When some motorcycle riders started snickering in the back 
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They were pokin' fun at my friends hat 
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Well one old boy said 'Hey Tex where'd you park your horse' 
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My friend just turned his hat down low but they couldn't be ignored 
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Then one husky fella said 'I think I'll rip that hat right off your head' 
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That's when my friend turned 'round and this is what he said 
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You'll ride a black tornado across the western sky 
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You'll rope an old blue norther and milk it 'til it's dry 
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Bulldog the Diamantina pin its ears down flat 
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Long before you take this cowboy's hat 
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Now this old hat is better left alone 
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You see it used to be my father's but last year he passed on 
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My Uncle skinned the red belly black that makes up this ol' hat band 
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But back in '69 he was killed in Vietnam 
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Now the eagle feather was given to me by an old aboriginal friend of mine 
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But someone run him down somewhere up around that Nothern Territory line 
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And a real special lady gave me this hat pin 
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But I don't know if I'm ever going to see her again 
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Now if your leather jacket means to you what this old hat means to me 
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Then I guess we understand each other and we'll just let it be 
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But if you still think it's funny then you've got my back up against the wall 
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And if you touch my hat then you're gonna have to fight us all 
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Well right then and there I noticed a little sadness in the gang leader's eyes 
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He turned back toward the others and they all just shuffled on outside 
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But when my friend turned back towards me I noticed his hat brim 
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Well it was turned up in a big old Territory grin