Ghost Riders in the Sky The Ramrods (#30 in 1961 - Instrumental), The Blues Brothers

An old cowpoke went ridin' out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red eyed cows he saw
A-plowin' through the ragged skies, and up a cloudy draw
    Yippie-I-a, yippie-I-o
    The ghost herd in the sky

Their brands were still on fire and their hoofs were made of steel
Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky
For he saw the riders commin' hard, and he heard their mournful cry

    Yippie-I-a, yippie-I-o
    Ghost riders in the sky

Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred, their shirts all soaked with sweat
They're ridin' hard to catch that herd, but they aint caught 'em yet'
'Cause ya gotta ride forever on that  range up in the sky,
On horses snorting fire, as they ride on, hear their cry.
    Yippie-I-a (yippie-I-a), yippie-I-o (yippie-I-o)
    Ghost riders in the sky

As the riders loped on by him, he heard one call his name
If you wanna to save your soul from hell or ridin' on our range,
Then cowboy change your ways today, or with us you will ride,
Tryin' to catch the devil's herd, across these endless skies
    Yippie-I-a (yippie-I-a), yippie-I-o (yippie-I-o),
    Ghost riders in the sky