Top Ten Songs About Cowboys Not from Traditional Country/Western Artists

The Top Ten

1 Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts - Bob Dylan Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts - Bob Dylan Cover Art
2 This Ol' Cowboy - The Marshall Tucker Band This Ol' Cowboy - The Marshall Tucker Band Cover Art
3 Desperado - The Eagles Desperado - The Eagles Cover Art
4 Sweet Baby James - James Taylor Sweet Baby James - James Taylor Cover Art
5 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan Cover Art
6 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John Cover Art
7 Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi Cover Art

This song is legendary, especially with that intro. Should be #1. - ShuhBanggg

No it shouldn't be number one at all, not on my list. It's fine where it is. - Billyv

8 The Ballad of Billy the Kid - Billy Joel The Ballad of Billy the Kid - Billy Joel Cover Art
9 Cowboy - Kid Rock Cowboy - Kid Rock Cover Art
10 Roy Rogers - Elton John Roy Rogers - Elton John Cover Art

The Contenders

11 The Sabre and the Rose - Kris Kristofferson The Sabre and the Rose - Kris Kristofferson Cover Art

Ok I admit I may have stretched the criteria here. This could be viewed as a country song by an artist who is/was closely associated with country music. But it's such a good song and story... It crossed my mind to include Pancho and Lefty, too, another great song, but I restrained myself. And in the day, Kris was a star apart from the country scene - movies, mainstream... Weak defense I don't know. But a damn good song. Hang me :P - Billyv

12 Cowgirl In the Sand - Neil Young Cowgirl In the Sand - Neil Young Cover Art

Made the list even though it's "cowgirl" and I don't find much else in the song that relates to the theme. - Billyv

13 Chestnut Mare - The Byrds
14 Gunslinger - Avenged Sevenfold Gunslinger - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art
15 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera Cowboys from Hell - Pantera Cover Art
16 Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy Cover Art
17 Blaze of Glory - Jon Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory - Jon Bon Jovi Cover Art
18 The Last Cowboy - In This Moment The Last Cowboy - In This Moment Cover Art
19 Back In the Saddle Again - Aerosmith
20 Ringo - Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene. "Ben Cartwright" of Bonanza. Which had a great instrumental theme and Kool intro with a map of the ranch slowly burning away... - Billyv

21 Two Gunslingers - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Two Gunslingers - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Cover Art
22 Avenging Annie - Andy Pratt Avenging Annie - Andy Pratt Cover Art
23 Cowboy - Lindemann Cowboy - Lindemann Cover Art
24 Modern Day Cowboy - Tesla Modern Day Cowboy - Tesla Cover Art
25 Wild West Hero - Electric Light Orchestra Wild West Hero - Electric Light Orchestra Cover Art
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