Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins - Old Red guitar chord

***CAPO: 1st Fret

***KEY: Eb/PLAY: D

D G

1)Old Red was one of the orn'-ry-est yet

D A7

I'd seen at the big rode-o

D G

He'd bite you and kick you and stomp out your life

A7 D

Old Red had never been rode.

D G

2)Meaner than sin - wild as the wind

D A7

That blew on the Montana plains

D D

Old Red was one of the last of his breed

A7 D

Was-n't about to be tamed.

G D

3)From Idaho a young cowboy came

A7 D

To ride in the big rode- o

G D

The young cowboy's name was Billy McLane

A7 D

And Billy had never been throwed.

D G D

4)The greatest de-sire filled young Billy's heart

A7 D

To ride this old outlaw called Red

G D

He drew him one day and I heard Billy say

A7 D

"I'll ride 'im or drop over dead."

D G D

5)Old Red was wicked down there in the chute

A7 D

He was kickin' and stompin' a-bout

G D

Billy climbed into the saddle with ease

A7 D

Then yelled: "Turn 'im loose - let us out."

G D

6)Old Red came out with his head on the ground

A7 D

His back hooves were touchin' his nose

G D

Tryin' to get rid of the man on his back

A7 D

But the man went wherever he'd go.

D G D

7)Billy was rakin' Old Red with his spurs

A7 D

From his tail - to the tip of his chin

G D

He was doin' right well - but Billy could tell

A7 D

This outlaw would never give in.

D G D

8)Old Red was runnin' straight for the fence

A7 D

Suddenly stoppin' and then

G D

He reared on his hind legs and fell on his back

A7 D

Takin' poor Billy with him.

G D

9)There was a hush in the crowd and they knew

A7 D

This would be Billy's last ride

G D

The saddle horn crushed Billy's chest when they fell

A7 D

And under Old Red Billy died.

D G D

10)Old Red lay still - no more would he move

A7 D

The cowboys that seen it - could tell

G D

In tryin' to throw Billy off of his back

A7 D

Old Red broke his neck when he fell.

G D

11)Out in the west - is the place where they rest

A7 D

This cowboy that never was throwed

G D

And one foot away - resting there 'neath the clay

A7 D

Is the - outlaw -- that -- never --- was --- rode.

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