Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins - Feleena guitar tab

Feleena was one of the two sequels that Marty Robbins wrote to his classic hit El Paso. It was recorded on March 15,

1966 at Columbia Studio located at 804 16th Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee. The recording was produced by Don

Law and Frank Jones. Guitar legend Thomas Grady Martin played the hot South of the Border Acoustic guitar licks that

you hear in the background. To play this song along with the recorded version in the key of E it is necessary to Capo

at the fourth fret an play in the open C position. Marty used this position regularly during live performances on such

classic hits as Big Iron and Streets of Laredo. Since the song is played in 3/4 or waltz time, it is much easier

to implement the alternating bass note strum that you hear on the recording by playing in this position. I have tabbed out

the alternating bass note patterns that you will need for each chord below. Good luck and have fun with this western classic!

All Chords are relative to Capo on 4th fret

C chord alternating bass note strum pattern

|-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0---

|-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1---

|-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0---

|-----2--2-----2--2-----2--2-----2--2---

|--3-----------------3------------------

|-----------3-----------------3---------

G chord alternating bass note strum pattern

|-----3--0-----3--3-----3--3-----3--0----

|-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0----

|-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0----

|-----0--0--0-----------0--0--0----------

|-----2--2--------------2--2-------------

|--3-----------------3-------------------

F chord alternating bass note strum pattern

|-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1----

|-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1-----1--1----

|-----2--2-----2--2-----2--2-----2--2----

|--3-----------------3-------------------

|-----------3-----------------3----------

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C

Out in New Mexico, many long years ago

G

There in a shack on the desert one night in a storm

Amid steaks of lightning and loud desert thunder

C

to a young mexican couple a baby was born

Just as the baby cried, thunder and lightning died

F

Moon gave it's light to the world and the stars did the same

C

Mother and father both proud of the daughter

G C

That heaven had sent them, Feleena was this baby's name

When she was seventeen, bothered by crazy dreams

G

She ran away from the shack and left them to roam

Father and mother both asked one another

C

What made her run away, what made Feleena leave home

Tired of the desert nights, poverty grief and strife

F

She went her way late one night in the moon's golden beam

C

She didn't know where she'd go, but she'd get there

G C

And she would find happiness if she would follow her dreams

After she ran away, she went to Santa Fe

G

And in the year that she lived there she learned about life

In just a little while she learned that with a smile

C

She could have pretty clothes, she could be any man's wife

Rich men romanced her, they dined and they danced her

F

She understood men and she treated them all just the same

C

A form that was fine and rare, dark shining glossy hair

G C

Lovely to look at, Feleena was this woman's name

Restless in Santa Fe, she had to get away

G

To any town where the lights had a much brighter glow

One cowboy mentioned the town of El Paso

C

They never stop dancing and money like whiskey did flow

She bought a one way, a ticket from Santa Fe

F

Three days and nights on a stage with a rest now and then

C

She didn't mind that she knew she would find that

G C

Her new life would be more exciting than where she had been

The stage made it's last stop, up there on the mountain top

G

To let her see all of the lights at the foot of the hill

Her world was brighter and deep down inside her

C

An uncontrolled beating, her young heart just wouldn't be still

She got a hotel, a room at the Lilly Bell

F

Quickly she changed to a form fitting black satin dress

Every man stopped to stare at this form fine and rare

G C

Even the women remarked of the charm she possessed

Dancing and laughter, was what she was after

G

And Rose's cantina had lights with love in the gleam

That's what she hunted and that's what she wanted

C

Rose's was one place a nice girl would never be seen

It was the same way it was back in Santa Fe

F

Men would make fools of themselves at the thought of romance

C

Rosa took heed that the place was in need of this kind of excitement

G C

So she paid Feleena to dance

A year passed or maybe more, then through the swinging doors

G

Came a young cowboy so tall and so handsomely dressed

This one was new in town, hadn't been seen around

C

He was so dfferent, he wasn't like all of the rest

Feleena danced close to him, then threw a rose to him

F

Quickly he walked to her table and there he set down

C

And in a day or so, wherever folks would go

G C

They'd see this young cowboy showing Feleena the town

Six weeks he went with her, each minute spent with her

G

But he was insanely jealous of glances she'd give

Inside he was hurtin' from all of her flirtin'

C

That was her nature and that was the way that she lived

She flirted one night, it started a gunfight

F

And after the smoke cleared away on the floor lay a man

C

Feleena's young lover had shot down another

G C

And he had to leave there, so out through the back door he ran

The next day at five o' clock, she heard a rifle shot

G

Quickly she ran to the door that was facing the pass

She saw her cowboy, her wild riding cowboy

C

Low in the saddle her cowboy was riding in fast

She ran to meet him, to kiss and to greet him

F

He saw her and motioned her back with a wave of his hand

C

Bullets were flying, Feleena was crying

G C

As she saw him fall from the saddle and into the sand

Felena knelt near him, to feel and to hear him

G

When she felt the warm blood that flowed from the wound in his side

He raised to kiss her and she heard him whisper

C

Never forget me, Feleena it's over goodbye

Quickly she grabbed for the six-gun that he wore

F

And screaming in anger and placing the gun to her breast

C

Bury us both deep and maybe we'll find peace

G C

Then pulling the trigger, she fell 'cross the dead cowboy's chest

Out in El Paso whenever the wind blows

G

If you listen closely at night you will hear in the wind

A woman is crying, it's not the wind sighing

C

Old timers tell you Feleena is calling for him

You'll hear them talking, and you'll hear them walking

F

You'll hear them laugh, and you'll look, but there's no one around

C

Don't be alarmed there is really no harm there

G C

It's only the young cowboy showing Feleena the town

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