El Paso

Guy Mitchell, Bobby Darin2010年1月4日


El Paso - Guy Mitchell/Bobby Darin

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso


I fell in love with a Mexican girl


Nighttime would find me in Rosa's cantina

Music would play and Felina would whirl


Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina

Wicked and evil while casting a spell


My love was deep for this Mexican maiden

I was in love but in vain I could tell


One night a wild young cowboy came in

Wild as the West Texas wind


Dashing and daring a drink he was sharing

With wicked Felina the girl that I loved

So in anger I challenged his right for the love of this maiden

Down went his hand for the gun that he wore


My challenge was answered in less than a heartbeat

The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor


Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran

Out where the horses were tied


I caught a good one it looked like it could run

Up on its back and away I did ride

Just as fast as I could from the West Texas town of El Paso

Out to the badlands of New Mexico


Back in El Paso my life would be worthless

Everything's gone in life nothing is left


It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden

My love is stronger than my fear of death


I saddled up and away I did go

Riding alone in the dark

Maybe tomorrow a bullet will find me

Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart

And at last here I am on the hill overlooking El Paso

I can see Rosa's Cantina below


My love is strong and it pushes me onward

Down off the hill to Felina I go


Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys

Off to my left ride a dozen or more


Shouting and shooting I can't let them catch me

I have to make it to Rosa's back door


Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel

A deep burning pain in my side


Though I am trying to stay in the saddle

I'm getting weary unable to ride

But my love for Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen

Though I am weary I can't stop to rest


I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle

I feel the bullet go deep in my chest


From out of nowhere Felina has found me

Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side


Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for

One little kiss then Felina good-bye