Rhinestone Cowboy Chords
On The Acoustic

Here on this Rhinestone Cowboy chords page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf chord sheet to this song that you can download.

April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017 - (Age 81)

Rhinestone Cowboy Chords
Demo Lyrics & Pdf

This song was written and recorded in 1974 by Larry Weiss who had little commercial success with his own song. Thankfully Glen Campbell was touring Australia at the time, heard the song on the radio and decided to learn and record the song. Great choice as it peaked #1 on both Country and Hot 100 at the same time in 1975.

The chords for this one are:

  • C
  • F
  • G
  • D7
  • Cmaj7
  • Am7 (or Am)
  • Gsus

As you'll see here in my demo, the song has quick chord changes from C to F as you move through the verses. If you use a down down up down up, chord change to the F and then down down up down up when you come back to the C, it is easy.

Rhinestone Cowboy
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A small chord riff in the beginning of the song and you're off to the races as there isn't any picking pattern needed in this song.


Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy Lyrics


I've been walkin' these streets so long
Singin' the same old song
I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway
Where hustle's the name of the game
And nice guys get washed away like the snow and the rain
There's been a load of compromisin'
On the road to my horizon
But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me

Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Getting cards and letters from people I don't even know
And offers comin' over the phone

Well, I really don't mind the rain
And a smile can hide all the pain
But you're down when you're ridin' the train that's takin' the long way
And I dream of the things I'll do
With a subway token and a dollar tucked inside my shoe
There's been a load of compromisin'
On the road to my horizon
But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me

Thanks for stopping by this Rhinestone Cowboy chords page and I hope you found the info here somewhat helpful and useful.


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