Marty Robbins – Old Red chords

D GOld Red was one of the orniest yet
D A7I'd seen at the big rodeo
D GHe'd bite you and kick you and stomp out your life
A7 DOld Red had never been rode
D GMeaner than sin, wild as the wind
D A7That blew on the Montana plains
D DOld Red was one of the last of his breed
A7 DAnd wasn't about to be tamed
G DFrom Idaho, a young cowboy came
A7 DTo ride in the big rodeo
G DThe young cowboy's name was Billy McLane
A7 DAnd Billy had never been thrown
D G DThe greatest desire filled young Billy's heart
A7 DTo ride this old outlaw called Red
G DHe drew him one day and I heard Billy say
A7 D"I'll ride him or drop over dead"
D G DOld Red was wicked down there in the shoot
A7 DHe was kicking and stomping about
G DBilly climbed into the saddle with ease
A7 DAnd yelled turn him loose let us out
G DOld Red came out with his head on the ground
A7 DHis back hooves were touching his nose
G DTrying to get rid of the man on his back
A7 DBut the man went wherever he'd go
D G DBilly was raking Old Red with his spurs
A7 DFrom his tail to the tip of his chin
G DHe was doing right well, but Billy could tell
A7 DThis outlaw would never give in
D G DOld Red was running straight for the fence
A7 DSuddenly stopping and then
G DHe reared on his hind legs then fell on his back
A7 DTaking poor Billy with him
G DThere was a hush in the crowd and they knew
A7 DThis would be Billy's last ride
G DThe saddle horn crushed Billy's chest when they fell
A7 DAnd under Old Red Billy died
D G DOld Red lay still, no more would he move
A7 DThe cowboys that seen it could tell
G DIn trying to throw Billy off his back
A7 DOld Red broke his neck when he fell
G DOut in the west is a place where they rest
A7 DThis cowboy that never was thrown
G DAnd one foot away resting there 'neath the clay
A7 DIs the outlaw that never was rode
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