Big Iron

Marty Robins

 To the town of Aqua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
 Hardly spoke to folks around him didn't have too much to say
 No one dared to ask his business no one dared to make a slip
 The stranger there among them had a Big Iron on his hip
 Big Iron on his hip

It was early in the morning when he rode into the town
He came riding from the south side slowly looking all around
He's an outlaw loose and running came a whisper from each lip
And he's here to do some business with the Big Iron on his hip
Big Iron on his hip

In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red
Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead
He was vicious and a killer though a youth of twenty four
And the notches on his pistol numbered one and nineteen more
One and nineteen more

Now the stranger started talking made it plain to folks around
Was an Arizona Ranger wouldn't be too long in town
He came here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead
And he said it didn't matter he was after Texas Red
After Texas Red

Wasn't long before the story was relaid to Texas Red
But the outlaw didn't worry men that tried before were dead
Twenty men had tried to take Him twenty men had made a slip
Twenty one would be the Ranger with a Big Iron on His hip
Big Iron on His hip

The morning passed so quickly it was time for them to meet
It was twenty past eleven when they walked out on the street
Folks were watching from their windows everybody held their breath
They knew this handsome Ranger was about to meet his death
About to meet his death

There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their play
And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about today
Texas Red had not cleared leather for a bullet fairly ripped
And the ranger's aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

It was over in a moment and the folks all gathered round
There before them laid the body of the outlaw on the ground
Oh he might of went on living but he made one fatal slip
When he tried to match the Ranger with the Big Iron on his hip
Big Iron on his hip

 Big iron Big iron

 When he tried to match the Ranger with the Big iron on his hip
 Big iron on his hip

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