el paso Various Artists
From uunet!decwrl!world!rogers Tue Jul 21 15:59:12 PDT 1992 Article: 915 of alt.guitar.tab Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab Path: nevada.edu!uunet!decwrl!world!rogers Subject: Chords:El Paso Message-ID: Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1992 14:51:45 GMT Lines: 99 El Paso - Marty Robbins ======================= C Dm G7 C Out in the West Texas town of El Paso I fell in love with a Mexican girl. C Dm Nighttime would find me in Rosa's Cantina, G7 C F|C Music would play and Felina would whirl. C Dm Black as the night were the eyes of Felina, G7 C F|C Wicked and evil while casting a spell. C Dm My love was strong for this Mexican maiden, G7 C F|C I was in love, but in vain I could tell. F Bb F Bb C7 One night a wild young cowboy came in, wild as the West Texas wind... C7 Dashing and daring, a drink he was sharing, F With wicked Felina, the girl that I love. G G7 C Dm G7 So in an - ger I challenged his right for the love of this maiden; C Down went his hand for the gun that he wore. Dm My challenge was answered, in less than a heartbeat G C The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor. Dm Just for a moment I stood there in silence, G C Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done. Dm Many thoughts ran through my mind as I stood there; G C I had but one chance and that was to run. F Bb F Bb C7 Out through the back door of Rose's I ran, out where the horses were tied... C7 I picked a good one; he looked like he could run, F Up on his back and away I did ride. C Dm Just as fast as I could from the West Texas town of El Paso, G C Out thru the badlands of New Mexico. Dm Back in El Paso my life would be worthless; G C Everything's gone in life nothing is left. C Dm But it's been so long since I've seen the young maiden, G C My love is stronger that my fear of death. F Bb F Bb C7 I saddled up and away I did go, riding alone in the dark... Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me, F Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart. C Dm And as last here I am on the hill overlooking El Paso, G C I can see Rose's Cantina below. Dm G C My love is strong and it pushes me onward, down off the hill to Felina I go. C Dm Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys, G C Off to my left ride a dozen or more. C Dm shouting and shooting; I can't let them catch me, G C I've got to make it to Rose's back door. F Bb F Bb C7 Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel a deep burning pain in my side... It's getting harder to stay in the saddle. F I'm getting weary, unable to ride. C Dm But my love for Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen; G C Though I am weary, I can't stop to rest. C Dm I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle, G C I feel the bullet go deep in my chest. C Dm From out of nowhere, Felina has found me, G C Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side. C Dm Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for, G C One little kiss and Felina goodbye.
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