A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done

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"A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done"
Sonny and Cher -A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done.jpg
Single by Sonny and Cher
from the album All I Ever Need Is You
Released February 1972
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1971
Genre Pop
Length 3:18
Label Kapp/MCA
Songwriter(s) Sonny Bono
Producer(s) Snuff Garrett
Sonny and Cher singles chronology
"All I Ever Need Is You"
"A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done"
"When You Say Love"

"All I Ever Need Is You"
"A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done"
"When You Say Love"

"A Cowboy's Work is Never Done" is a song by pop duo Sonny and Cher from their album All I Ever Need Is You, written by Sonny Bono. It was released as a single in 1972 and peaked at #8 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked it at No. 70 on the 1972 year-end singles chart.

Song information[edit]

The song was Sonny and Cher's last top ten hit together in the United States. Whilst their television program was doing well, Cher's solo career was booming. The song was performed on their TV show and can be heard in the 2005 film Be Cool, and also the 2010 Documentary Blood Into Wine. Allmusic highlighted the song.[1]

In 2012 the song was covered on Diego's Umbrella's fourth album, Proper Cowboy.[2]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 13
Canadian Singles Chart 3
Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart[3] 2
German Singles Chart 48
US Billboard Hot 100 8
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 4
US Cash Box Top 100[4] 6


  1. ^ "All I Ever Need Is You - Sonny & Cher | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  4. ^ [1]