More songs by Glen Campbell

This file is part of a collection that (moreso than the rest of the site) are not meant to be detailed or accurate transcriptions of the original recordings. They're just some simple chord charts that I made for my own use, some of them my own arrangements.
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"RHINESTONE COWBOY" by Glen Campbell
Title track from from 1975 album
Written by Larry Weiss
Transcribed by T-rev

C  F/C   Cmaj7   F/C

          C                     F/C C
I've been walking these streets so long
C                F/C  C
Singin' the same old song
       C               F/C   C                 G       G6  G
I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway
      F                    G11  F
Where hustle's the name of the game
    F                    G11 F                     C   F/C C
And nice guys get washed away like the snow in the rain

   There's been a load of compromising
          F              C
   On the road to my horizon
       F                      D7/F#                 G   G6 G
   But I'm gonna be where the lights are shining on me

             F    G     C     F/C C
      Like a rhinestone cowboy
             Cmaj7               C6                G   G6 G
      Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo
             F    G     C     F/C C
      Like a rhinestone cowboy
              Cmaj7                  C6                  G
      Getting cards and letters from people I don't even know
          G                      F (/E /D /C /B /A)  G (/F /E /D)  F  G
      And offers coming over the phone

        C                 F/C C
Well, I really don't mind the rain
        C                       F/C  C
And the smile that can hide all the pain
           C                       F/C  C
But you're down when you're riding the train
                   G      G6  G
That's taking the long way
      F                   G11   F
And I dream of the things I'll do
       F            G11   F                       C   F/C C
With a subway token and a dollar tucked inside my shoe

   There'll be a load of compromisin'...

Transcribed 2020-12-24 by T-rev
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x32010 C
x33210 F/C
x3x000 Cmaj7
320003 G
3x2013 G6sus4
133211 F
133001 G11/F
200212 D7/F#
x32210 C6

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