Toby Keith “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” Music Video & Lyrics

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Toby Keith went nostalgic with this 1993 chart-topper!

Country music artist Toby Keith wrote and recorded “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” and released the tune in February 1993 as the lead off single released from his self-titled debut studio album. On June 5, 1993, it reached number one on the US Hot Country Songs chart.

Having received more than three million spins on country radio— it the most-played country song of the 1990s. Watch Keith’s very first music video below!

“Should’ve Been A Cowboy” Lyrics

I bet you’ve never heard ole Marshall Dillion say
Miss Kitty have you ever thought of running away
Settling down will you marry me
If I asked you twice and begged you pretty please
She’d of said, “Yes in a New York minute”
They never tied the knot
His heart wasn’t in it
Stole a kiss as he road away
He never hung his hat up at Kitty’s place

I should’ve been a Cowboy
I should’be learned to rope and ride
Wearing my six-shooter riding by pony on a cattle drive
Stealing the young girl’s hearts
Just like Gene and Roy
Singing those campfire songs
I should’ve been a cowboy

I might of had a side kick with a funny name
Running wild through the hills chasing Jesse James
Ending up on the brink of danger
Riding shotgun for the Texas Rangers
Go west young man, haven’t you been told
California’s full of whiskey, women and gold
Sleeping out all night beneath the dessert stars
Dream in my eye and a prayer in my heart

I should’ve been a Cowboy
I should’be learned to rope and ride
Wearing my six-shooter riding by pony on a cattle drive
Stealing the young girl’s hearts
Just like Gene and Roy
Singing those campfire songs
I should’ve been a cowboy

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