Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins - El Paso City guitar chord

From: ah827@rgfn.epcc.Edu (Gene L. Graham)



Words and music by Marty Robbins

(C) From thirty thousand feet above

The (F) desert floor, I see it there be-(C) low

A city with a legend -

The (F) west Texas city of El (C) Paso

Where long ago I heard a song

A-(F) bout a Texas cowboy and a (C) girl

And a little place called Rosa's

Where he (G) used to go and watch this beauty (C) whirl.

I don't recall who sang the song

But I recall the story that I heard

And as I look down on the city,

I remember each and ev'ry word

The singer sang about a jealous cowboy

And the way he used a gun

To kill another cowboy

Then he had to leave El Paso on the run.

(C7) El Paso (F) Cit-y, by the Rio (C) Grand-e

(G) The cowboy lived and rode away

But love was strong he couldn't stay

He rode back just to die in that (C) El Paso sand (C7)

El Paso (F) Cit-y, by the Rio (C) Grand-e

(G) I try not to let you cross my mind

But still I find there's just a mystery

In the song that I don't (C) understand.

My mind is down there somewhere

As I fly above the badlands of New Mexico

I can't explain why I should know

The very trail he rode back to El Paso

Can it be that man can disappear

>From life and live another time

And does the mystery deepen 'cause you think

That you yourself lived in that other time.

Somewhere in my deepest thoughts

Familar scenes and memories unfold

These wild and unexplained emotions

That I've had so long but I have never told

Like every time I fly up thru the heavens

And I see you there below

I get the feeling sometime

In another world I lived in El Paso.

El Paso Cit-y, by the Rio Grand-e

Could it be that I could be

The cowboy in this mystery

That died there in that desert sand so long ago

El Paso Cit-y, by the Rio Grand-e

A voice tells me to go and see

Another voice keeps tellin' me

Maybe death awaits me in El Paso

El Paso Cit-y.

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