Cosmic Cowboy by Barry McGuire (Sparrow Records, 1978)

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Here’s the beginning of the title track:

I met a Cosmic Cowboy

Ridin’ a starry range

He’s a supernatural Plowboy

And he’s dressed up kinda strange

And at first I didn’t see ‘im

Bein’ out there on the run

Yeah, but that old hat that he’s wearin’

It’s shinin’ brighter than the sun.

Get it? The Cosmic Cowboy is Jesus! The album is on Spotify. At least listen to the title track.

Album cover art, which was also available on a t-shirt(!), is by John Lykes, who did an interesting cover for Sun Ra’s Atlantis (1973).

1 Response to “<em>Cosmic Cowboy</em> by Barry McGuire (Sparrow Records, 1978)”


  1. 1 1537 June 30, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Ah, they don’t make lyrics like that anymore!


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