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

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The Top Ten

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

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

The Contenders

11 The Sabre and the Rose - Kris Kristofferson

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

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 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
15 Gunslinger - Avenged Sevenfold
16 Back In the Saddle Again - Aerosmith
17 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

18 Two Gunslingers - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
19 Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy
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1. Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts - Bob Dylan
2. Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
3. Desperado - The Eagles
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1. Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts - Bob Dylan
2. This Ol' Cowboy - The Marshall Tucker Band
3. Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
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