Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger guitar chord

Red Headed Stranger

By Willie Nelson

Album: Red Headed Stranger

Tabbed by Larry Mofle

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The red-headed stranger from Blue Rock, Montana

A

Rode into town one day

D

And under his knees was a raging black stallion

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And walkin' behind was a bay

D

The red-headed stranger had eyes like thunder

A

And lips that were sad and tight

D G

His little lost love lay asleep on the hillside

A D

And his heart was heavy as night

Chorus:

G

So don't cross him, don't boss him

D

He's wild in his sorrow

A

He's ridin' and he's hidin' his pain

G

Don't fight him, don't spite him

D

Just wait 'til tomorrow

A D

Maybe he'll ride on again

A yellow-haired lady leaned out of her window

And watched as he passed her way

And she drew back in fear at the sight of the stallion

But cast greedy eyes on the bay

But how could she know that the dancin' bay pony

Meant more to him than life

For this was the horse that his little lost darlin'

Had ridden when she was his wife

Chorus

The yellow-haired lady went down to the tavern

And looked up the stranger there

He bought her a drink, and he gave her some money

But he just didn't seem to care

She followed him out as he saddled his stallion

And laughed as she grabbed at the bay

He shot her so quick, they had no time to warn her

She never heard anyone say

Chorus

The yellow-haired lady was buried at sunset

The stranger went free, of course

For you can't hang a man for killin' a woman

Who's tryin' to steal your horse

Now this is the tale of the red-headed stranger

And if he should pass your way

Stay out of the path of the raging black stallion

And don't lay a hand on the bay

Chorus

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