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El Paso Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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From uunet!decwrl!world!rogers Tue Jul 21 15:59:12 PDT 1992
Article: 915 of alt.guitar.tab
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Path: nevada.edu!uunet!decwrl!world!rogers
From: rogers@world.std.com (roger j selverstone)
Subject: Chords:El Paso
Message-ID: <BrquMA.ED2@world.std.com>
Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1992 14:51:45 GMT
Lines: 99

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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skynyrdfreak wrote on May 7 2006, 04:22 pm

one time,,,, i picked up a piece of shit and played something on it that sounded better than this

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biggin_53 wrote on September 14 2008, 02:09 pm

I thought it sounded good.

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sptrapani wrote on November 25 2008, 11:01 am

It's flat. It's a joke. Just go one full note higher for every chord notation, and it's right. (I didn't say it was a good joke.)

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