Western Song: Call You Cowboy
Call You Cowboy is an American Western song and the title track of Brenn Hill’s 2002 album of the same name. The Western Writers of America included it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
The song was one of Brenn Hill’s earliest compositions, “the song that launched him into his career” as an American Western music singer-songwriter. He recorded the song in the studio while playing the acoustic guitar, Ryan Tilly playing Dobro, and a little background vocal. The idea was to keep it authentic, capturing the essence and theme of the song.
About the Song
The singer in the song talks to another person saying, “Your daddy calls you a drifter; I call you cowboy.”
In an interview, Brenn explained that the song was about growing up, taking risks, finding your way in the world, and becoming good at what you love. He also noted that he wrote the song for his friend, who did know what he wanted to do. Moreover, the song also describes the attributes of a cowboy.
The song has been released on different albums as well. Here is the list of albums where the song has been included in the tracklist.
- Call You Cowboy
Listen (Brenn Hill Version)
Call You Cowboy Lyrics
God saved some lucky men to be cowboys 'Cause no ordinary man can wear the name Hearts of gold and hands of leather And that restless spirit no one will ever tame Branded by the land Befriended by the wind You may never pass this way again But somethin' in the wind is sayin' that your time is now, boy Your daddy calls you a drifter I call you cowboy That voice of freedom is callin' you down the line And you don't know where you're goin' but you know what you leave behind So you're saddlin' up now to chase your dreams To show yourself and the world what freedom really means Branded by the land Befriended by the wind You may never pass this way again But somethin' in the wind is sayin' that your time is now, boy Your daddy calls you a drifter I call you cowboy She's got eyes as blue as the sky Whoever said that cowboys don't cry Its just somethin' deep inside sayin' your time is now, boy Your daddy calls you a drifter I call you cowboy Yeah, your daddy calls you a drifter I call you friend I call you cowboy I call you cowboy I call you cowboy