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(Ghost) Riders in the Sky

Music by Stan Jones

Originally Performed by Vaughn Monroe

"(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" is a cowboy-styled country/western song written in 1948 by American songwriter, film and television actor Stan Jones.

The tune sounds similar to "Spancil Hill" (traditional Irish folk song by Michael Considine, Irish emigrant to the United States in the 1870s).[citation needed]

A number of versions were crossover hits on the pop charts in 1949, the most successful being by Vaughn Monroe. The ASCAP database lists the song as "Riders in the Sky" (title code 480028324[2]), but the title has been written as "Ghost Riders", "Ghost Riders in the Sky", and "A Cowboy Legend". Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

    Release Date: 1948


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Various Arrangers : Songs for the Cowgirls : SSA : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Songs for the Cowgirls

Here's some songs for the cowgirls. A fun theme for a set. "Cowboy Take Me Away" - A young girl dreams of romance and adventure in this heartfelt song by the Dixie Chicks that soared to the top of the country and pop charts! "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" - Originally recorded by Patsy Montana in 1935, this was the first country song by a female artist to sell more than one million records. Subsequently covered by Suzy Bogguss, the Dixie Chicks and LeAnn Rimes, it's a sweet and sassy novelty song that will showcase your SSA choirs. "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" - This 1961 hit captures all the mystery and excitement of a spectral stampede. This western classic will be tremendously fun to perform! "The Colorado Trail" - This gentle setting of a traditional cowboy song starts with one part and slowly builds to three-part harmony. Weep all ye little rains, wail, winds wail, all along...the Colorado trail. "Home on the Range" - Considered the anthem of the American West, this a cappella arrangement will show off your choirs tuning and blend, with unison lines blossoming into full harmonies for an accessible and impressive choral showcase. "The Streets of Laredo" - This novel treatment of the classic cowboy song is anything but the original. Completely reharmonized with extended phrases and a minor mode for the third verse will make it perfect for that concert or festival while still motivating with its contemporary harmonies.

Songlist: Cowboy Take Me Away, I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart, (Ghost) Riders in the Sky, The Colorado Trail, Home on the Range, The Streets of Laredo

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Voicing: SSA | 1073b | Sheet Music Collection | $11.50 | With Piano


Riders in the Sky : Classic Cowboy Songs  : Solo : Songbook : 884088449711 : 1423486552 : 35026694

Riders in the Sky : Classic Cowboy Songs

Strap on your spurs and saddle up your horse! This is the classic cowboy songbook you've been waiting for. From America's favorite singing cowboys, Riders in the Sky, these crowd-pleasing songs are great fun to play and sing. With rousing tunes, cowboy love songs, and western-style yodeling, this book has it all. Introduce the next generation to 12 great songs.

Songlist: The Arms Of My Love, Back In The Saddle Again, Get Along, Little Dogies, Happy Trails, Home On The Range, Lonely Yukon Stars, The Red River Valley, (Ghost) Riders In The Sky, The Streets Of Laredo, Sweet Betsy From Pike, That's How The Yodel Was Born, The Yellow Rose Of Texas

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Voicing: Solo | 4010b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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(Ghost) Riders in the Sky : SATB : Mark Brymer : Stan Jones : Songbook : 08202351 : 884088312688

Mark Brymer : (Ghost) Riders in the Sky

This 1961 hit captures all the mystery and excitement of a spectral stampede. This western classic will be tremendously fun to perform! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm section parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Stan Jones

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202351 | Showtrax CD Available


(Ghost) Riders in the Sky : SAB : Mark Brymer : Stan Jones : Sheet Music : 08202352 : 884088312695

Mark Brymer : (Ghost) Riders in the Sky

This 1961 hit captures all the mystery and excitement of a spectral stampede. This western classic will be tremendously fun to perform! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm section parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Stan Jones

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202352 | Showtrax CD Available


(Ghost) Riders in the Sky : SSA : Mark Brymer : Stan Jones : Sheet Music : 08202353 : 884088312701

Mark Brymer : (Ghost) Riders in the Sky

This 1961 hit captures all the mystery and excitement of a spectral stampede. This western classic will be tremendously fun to perform! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm section parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Stan Jones

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202353 | Showtrax CD Available

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