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Paso lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only,
it's a great song by Marty Robbins. It's long, but it's not difficult to learn to
play, all the chords are easy to make.
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El Paso Written and recorded by Marty Robbins [3/4 time] G Am Out in the West Texas town of El Paso D7 G I fell in love with a Mexican girl Am Nighttime would find me in Rosa's cantina D7 G Music would play and Felina would whirl Am Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina D7 G Wicked and evil while casting a spell Am My love was deep for this Mexican maiden D7 G I was in love but in vain I could tell C F C One night a wild young cowboy came in F G7 Wild as the West Texas wind Dashing and daring a drink he was sharing C With wicked Felina the girl that I loved D7 So in anger I G Am Challenged his right for the love of this maiden D7 G Down went his hand for the gun that he wore Am My challenge was answered in less than a heartbeat D7 G The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor Am Just for a moment I stood there in silence D7 G Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done Am Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there D7 G I had but one chance and that was to run C F C Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran F G7 Out where the horses were tied I caught a good one it looked like it could run C Up on its back and away I did ride D7 Just as fast as I G Am Could from the West Texas town of El Paso D7 G Out to the bad-lands of New Mexico Am Back in El Paso my life would be worthless D7 G Everything's gone in life nothing is left Am It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden D7 G My love is stronger than my fear of death C F C I saddled up and away I did go F G7 Riding alone in the dark Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me C Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart D7 And at last here I G Am Am on the hill overlooking El Paso D7 G I can see Rosa's cantina below Am My love is strong and it pushes me onward D7 G Down off the hill to Felina I go Am Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys D7 G Off to my left ride a dozen or more Am Shouting and shooting I can't let them catch me D7 G I have to make it to Rosa's back door C F C Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel F G7 A deep burning pain in my side
Though I am trying to stay in the saddle C I'm getting weary unable to ride D7 But my love for G Am Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen D7 G Though I am weary I can't stop to rest Am I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle D7 G I feel the bullet go deep in my chest Am From out of nowhere Felina has found me D7 G Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side Am Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for D7 G One little kiss and Felina good-bye
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El Paso, I don't remember country songs being 4 or 5 minutes long, now
it's much more common. Marty had a story to tell and it just took him
several verses to finish the story. It went on to be a monster hit for
him and rightfully so. Print El Paso lyrics and
chords to help you learn this great classic.