Red Headed Stranger-lyr

Willie Nelson


Subject: Re: Red Headed Stranger
Yes, "Time Of The Preacher" *is* on the "Red Headed Stranger" album, but so is the title cut, which I believe is what the poster is asking about. The song is actually in two parts. There is a medley of "Blue Rock Montana/Red Headed Stranger", and then the song "Red Headed Stranger". Here's the whole story :
He rode into Blue Rock, dusty and tired And he got him a room for the night And he lay there in silence, too much on his mind Still hopin' that he was not right
But he found them that evening, at a tavern in town A quiet little out-of-the-way place And they smiled at each other, when he walked through the door And they died with their smiles on their faces And they died with a smile on their face
Chorus: So don't cross him, and don't boss him 'Cause he's wild in his sorrow And he's right and he's hidin' his pain Don't fight him, and don't spite him Just wait 'til tomorrow Maybe he'll ride on again
Now the red-headed stranger, from Blue Rock, Montana Rode into town one day And under his knees was a raging black stallion And walkin' behind was a bay And the red-headed stranger had eyes like the thunder And lips that were sad and tight And his little lost love lay asleep on the hillside And his heart was heavy as night
(Repeat chorus)
Now the yellow-haired lady leaned out of her window And watched as he passed her way And she drew back in fear at the sight of the stallion
But cast greedy eyes on the bay But how could she know that the dancin' bay pony Meant more to him than life For this was the horse that his little lost darlin' Had ridden when she was his wife
(Repeat chorus)
Now the yellow-haired lady went down to the tavern And looked up the stranger there And he bought her a drink, and he gave her some money But he just didn't seem to care And she followed him out as he saddled his stallion And laughed when she grabbed at the bay And he shot her so quick, they had no time to warn her And she never heard anyone say:
(Repeat chorus)
The yellow-haired lady was buried at sunset The stranger went free, of course For you can't hang a man for killin' a woman Who's tryin' to steal your horse Now this is the tale of the red-headed stranger And if he should pass your way Stay out of the path of the raging black stallion And don't lay a hand on the bay
(Repeat chorus)
(Written by C. Stutz and E. Lindeman)
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Bob Marshall \\ Marshall's Theorem : Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. \\ Sunnyvale, CA \\ 2 + 2 approximately equals 5 for marshall@lmsc.lockheed.com \\ large values of 2 "I tell the truth 'cept when I lie" \\ =============================================================================

























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