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