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El Paso (TAB)

Marty Robbins

Intro:
e+------------------------------------------------------------
B+--------7--10--7------------------------10---12-------------
G+-----7------------7----------------9-12-----------12---9----
D+--7------------------------------9--------------------------
A+----------------------------9-10----------------------------
E+------------------------------------------------------------

e+-10-----10-10-10----9------7--7---5--3--2-------------------
B+-12-----12-12-12----10-----8--8---7--5--3-------------------
G+------------------------------------------------------------
D+------------------------------------------------------------
A+------------------------------------------------------------
E+------------------------------------------------------------

e+--10-------------9----------9-------------------------------
B+--12-----12-12---10--10-----10------------------------------
G+---------------------11-----------7-------------------------
D+------------------------------------------------------------
A+------------------------------------------------------------
E+------------------------------------------------------------

 DEm
1.  Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
 A7D
    I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
 Em
    Nighttime would find me in Rosa's Cantina,
 A7D
    Music would play and Felina would whirl.

 DEm
2.  Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina,
 A7D
    Wicked and evil while casting a spell.
 Em
    My love was strong for this Mexican maiden,
 A7D
    I was in love, but in vain I could tell.

Chorus 1
 GDG
    One night a wild young cowboy came in,
 DD7
    Wild as the West Texas wind...
 D7
    Dashing and daring, a drink he was sharing,
 G
    With wicked Felina, the girl that I love.
 A7
    So in anger

 DEm
3. I challenged his right for the love of this maiden;
 A7D
   Down went his hand for the gun that he wore.
 Em
   My challenge was answered, in less than a heartbeat
 A7D
   The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor.

 DEm
4. Just for a moment I stood there in silence,
 A7D
   Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done.
 Em
   Many thoughts ran through my mind as I stood there;
 A7D
   I had but one chance and that was to run.

Chorus 2

 GDG
    Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran,
 DD7
    Out where the horses were tied...
 D7
    I caught a good one; he looked like he could run,
 G
    Up on his back and away I did ride.
 A7
    Just as fast as

 DEm
5. I could from the West Texas town of El Paso,
 A7D
   Out thru the badlands of New Mexico.
 Em
   Back in El Paso my life would be worthless;
 A7D
   Everything's gone in life nothing is left.

 DEm
6. But it's been so long since I've seen the young maiden,
 A7D
   My love is stronger than my fear of death.
(Nothing's missing. It really is only half a verse.)

Chorus 3

 GDG
    I saddled up and away I did go,
 DD7
    Riding alone in the dark...
 D7
    Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me,
 G
    Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart.
 A7
    And as last here

 DEm
7. I am on the hill overlooking El Paso,
 A7D
   I can see Rosa's Cantina below.
 Em
   My love is strong and it pushes me onward,
 A7D
   Down off the hill to Felina I go.

 DEm
8. Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys,
 A7D
   Off to my left ride a dozen or more.
 Em
   Shouting and shooting; I can't let them catch me,
 A7D
   I've got to make it to Rosa's back door.

Chorus 4

 GDG
    Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
 DD7
    A deep burning pain in my side...
 D7
    It's getting harder to stay in the saddle.
 G
    I'm getting weary, unable to ride.
 A7
    But my love for

 DEm
9. Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen;
 A7D
   Though I am weary, I can't stop to rest.
 Em
   I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle,
 A7D
   I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.

 DEm
10.From out of nowhere, Felina has found me,
 A7D
   Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side.
 Em
   Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for,
 A7D
   One little kiss and Felina goodbye.

I'd suggest playing A7 as (x02223). Alternate bass notes on beats one
and four throughout the verses. You might want to try Dsus2 (xx0230)
in place of the D in the first line of the chorus.

Intro and chords added and minor spelling corrections by PatrolCaptain

Corrected by toxpert. View original
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