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Old Red  Marty Robbins

***CAPO: 1st Fret
***KEY: Eb/PLAY: D
1)[D]Old Red was one of the [G]orn'-ry-est yet
I'd [D]seen at the big rode[A7]-o
He'd [D]bite you and kick you and [G]stomp out your life
[A7]Old Red had never been [D]rode.
2)[D]Meaner than sin -[G] wild as the wind
That [D]blew on the Montana [A7]plains
[D]Old Red was one of the [D]last of his breed
Was[A7]-n't about to be [D]tamed.
3)[G]From Idaho a [D]young cowboy came
To [A7]ride in the big rode-[D] o
The young cowboy's [G]name was [D]Billy McLane
And [A7]Billy had never been [D]throwed.
4)[D]The greatest de-[G]sire filled [D]young Billy's heart
To [A7]ride this old outlaw called [D]Red
He drew him one [G]day and I [D]heard Billy say
"I'll [A7]ride 'im or drop over [D]dead."
5)[D]Old Red was [G]wicked down [D]there in the chute
He was[A7] kickin' and stompin' a-[D]bout
Billy climbed [G]into the [D]saddle with ease
Then [A7]yelled: "Turn 'im loose - let us [D]out."
6)[G]Old Red came out with his [D]head on the ground
His [A7]back hooves were touchin' his [D]nose
Tryin' to get [G]rid of the [D]man on his back
But the [A7]man went wherever he'd [D]go.
7)[D]Billy was ra[G]kin' Old Red[D] with his spurs
From h[A7]is tail - to the tip of [D]his chin
He was doin' r[G]ight well[D] - but Billy could tell
This [A7]outlaw would never give in.[D]
8)[D]Old Red was [G]runnin' stra[D]ight for the fence
Sudden[A7]ly stoppin' and then[D]
He reared on h[G]is hind l[D]egs and fell on his back
Takin[A7]' poor Billy with him.[D]
9)[G]There was a hush in the cr[D]owd and they knew
This[A7] would be Billy's last ride[D]
The saddle hor[G]n crushed B[D]illy's chest when they fell
And unde[A7]r Old Red Billy died.[D]
10)[D]Old Red lay stil[G]l - no more [D]would he move
Th[A7]e cowboys that seen it - cou[D]ld tell
In tryin' to th[G]row Billy [D]off of his back
Old R[A7]ed broke his neck when[D] he fell.
11)O[G]ut in the west - is the pl[D]ace where they rest
Thi[A7]s cowboy that never was throwe[D]d
And one foot [G]away - rest[D]ing there 'neath the clay
[A7] [D]  
 
 Is the - outlaw -- that -- never --- was --- rode.


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