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El Paso (Guitar chord)

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From: rogers@world.std.com (roger j selverstone)
Subject: Chords:El Paso
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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1992 14:51:45 GMT
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El Paso - Marty Robbins
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C Dm G7 C
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
C Dm
Nighttime would find me in Rosa's Cantina,
G7 C F|C
Music would play and Felina would whirl.
C Dm
Black as the night were the eyes of Felina,
G7 C F|C
Wicked and evil while casting a spell.
C Dm
My love was strong for this Mexican maiden,
G7 C F|C
I was in love, but in vain I could tell.
F Bb F Bb C7
One night a wild young cowboy came in, wild as the West Texas wind...
C7
Dashing and daring, a drink he was sharing,
F
With wicked Felina, the girl that I love.
G G7 C Dm G7
So in an - ger I challenged his right for the love of this maiden;
C
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore.
Dm
My challenge was answered, in less than a heartbeat
G C
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor.
Dm
Just for a moment I stood there in silence,
G C
Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done.
Dm
Many thoughts ran through my mind as I stood there;
G C
I had but one chance and that was to run.
F Bb F Bb C7
Out through the back door of Rose's I ran, out where the horses were tied...
C7
I picked a good one; he looked like he could run,
F
Up on his back and away I did ride.
C Dm
Just as fast as I could from the West Texas town of El Paso,
G C
Out thru the badlands of New Mexico.
Dm
Back in El Paso my life would be worthless;
G C
Everything's gone in life nothing is left.
C Dm
But it's been so long since I've seen the young maiden,
G C
My love is stronger that my fear of death.
F Bb F Bb C7
I saddled up and away I did go, riding alone in the dark...

Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me,
F
Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart.
C Dm
And as last here I am on the hill overlooking El Paso,
G C
I can see Rose's Cantina below.
Dm G C
My love is strong and it pushes me onward, down off the hill to Felina I go.
C Dm
Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys,
G C
Off to my left ride a dozen or more.
C Dm
shouting and shooting; I can't let them catch me,
G C
I've got to make it to Rose's back door.
F Bb F Bb C7
Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel a deep burning pain in my side...

It's getting harder to stay in the saddle.
F
I'm getting weary, unable to ride.
C Dm
But my love for Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen;
G C
Though I am weary, I can't stop to rest.
C Dm
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle,
G C
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.
C Dm
>From out of nowhere, Felina has found me,
G C
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side.
C Dm
Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for,
G C
One little kiss and Felina goodbye.

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