El Paso (Album Version) 1993 Michael Martin Murphey
เพลงEl Paso (Album Version)

ศิลปิน: Michael Martin Murphey

อัลบัม: Cowboy Songs III

ออกเมื่อ: 12-10-1993

El Paso (Album Version) - Michael Martin Murphey

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso

I fell in love with a Mexican girl


Night time 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 heart beat

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 it's back

And away I did ride

Just as fast as I

Could from the West Texas town of El Paso

Out to the bad lands 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 may 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 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 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


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