El Paso

John Denver2004年11月4日


El Paso - John Denver (約翰·丹佛)

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


The music would play and Felina would whirl


Black as the night were the eyes of Felina


Wicked and evil while casting their 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

As 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 to the gun that he wore


My challenge was answered in less than a heartbeat


The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor

Just for a moment I stood there in silence


Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done


Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there

I had but one chance and that was to run

Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran

Out where the horses were tied


I found a good one it looked like it could run

Upon his 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


But it's been so long since I've seen my 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 a 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 this saddle


I'm growing weary unable to ride


But my love for Felina is strong though 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 and Felina goodbye