Misc – El Paso tab

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Out in the West Texas town of El Paso I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
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Nighttime would find me in Rosa's Cantina,
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Music would play and Felina would whirl.
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Black as the night were the eyes of Felina,
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Wicked and evil while casting a spell.
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My love was strong for this Mexican maiden,
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I was in love, but in vain I could tell.
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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 love.
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So in an - ger 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
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The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor.
Just for a moment I stood there in silence,
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Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done.
Many thoughts ran through my mind as I stood there;
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I had but one chance and that was to run.
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Out through the back door of Rose's I ran, out where the horses were tied...
I picked a good one; he looked like he could run,
Up on his back and away I did ride.
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Just as fast as I could from the West Texas town of El Paso,
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Out thru the badlands of New Mexico.
Back in El Paso my life would be worthless;
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Everything's gone in life nothing is left.
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But it's been so long since I've seen the young maiden,
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My love is stronger that my fear of death.
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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.
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And as last here I am on the hill overlooking El Paso,
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I can see Rose's Cantina below.
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My love is strong and it pushes me onward, down off the hill to Felina I go.
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Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys,
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Off to my left ride a dozen or more.
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shouting and shooting; I can't let them catch me,
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I've got to make it to Rose's back door.
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Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel a deep burning pain in my side...
It's getting harder to stay in the saddle.
I'm getting weary, unable to ride.
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But my love for Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen;
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Though I am weary, I can't stop to rest.
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I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle,
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I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.
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>From out of nowhere, Felina has found me,
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Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side.
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Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for,
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One little kiss and Felina goodbye.
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