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Subject: Who is the original artist?

Written By: Leo on 01/08/03 at 02:56 a.m.

There's a song titled Riders in the Sky (I think, is this the correct name?) that goes something like this...

An old cowpoke went ridin' out one dark and windy day,
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red eyed cows he saw
Come rushin' through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw

That's the first stanza. My question is - who's the original artist of this song?

Subject: Re: Who is the original artist?

Written By: philbo_baggins on 01/08/03 at 03:58 a.m.

Wasn't that one covered in Blues Brothers 2000?

Originally by Vaughn Monroe, according to LyricsXP.com (also covered by Tom Jones, it seems)

A cracking song


Subject: Re: Who is the original artist?

Written By: Feiticeira on 01/08/03 at 10:01 a.m.

Indeed Vaughn Monroe was the original artist.

But other people have covered it for example Tom Jones and The Outlaws.

Subject: Re: Who is the original artist?

Written By: Eli_Sheol on 03/18/03 at 06:13 a.m.

I was surfing pages here and I was back about 17 pages and stumbled onto this thread. If it's already been answered pardon me.

The song in question is "Ghost Riders In The Sky". I don't who the original artist is although it could be Vaughan Monroe. But it's been done by many, many others such as:
Willie Nelson
The Outlaws
Duane Eddy and the Ventures
Frankie Lane
Spike Jones
Gene Autrey
Johnny Cash
Chet Atkins
Debbie Harry (can you believe it!)
The Marshall Tucker Band
Lawrence Welk (can you believe it again!!)
Tom Jones
Elvis Presley
Burl Ives (I can't believe it!!!)
Sleepy Lebeef
Spike Jones

It's a very popular tune.