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Marty Robbins – El Paso
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Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
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I fell in love with a Mexican girl
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Nighttime would find me in Rosa's cantina
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Music would play and Felina would whirl

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Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina
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Wicked and evil while casting a spell
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My love was deep for this Mexican maiden
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I was in love but in vain I could tell

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One night a wild young cowboy came in
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Wild as the West Texas wind

Dashing and daring a drink he was sharing
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With wicked Felina the girl that I loved

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So in anger I
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Challenged his right for the love of this maiden
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Down went his hand for the gun that he wore
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My challenge was answered in less than a heartbeat
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The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor

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Just for a moment I stood there in silence
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Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done
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Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there
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I had but one chance and that was to run

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Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran
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Out where the horses were tied

I caught a good one it looked like it could run
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Up on its back and away I did ride

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Just as fast as I
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Could from the West Texas town of El Paso
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Out to the bad-lands of New Mexico

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Back in El Paso my life would be worthless
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Everything's gone in life nothing is left
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It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden
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My love is stronger than my fear of death

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I saddled up and away I did go
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Riding alone in the dark

Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me
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Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart

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And at last here I
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Am on the hill overlooking El Paso
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I can see Rosa's cantina below
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My love is strong and it pushes me onward
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Down off the hill to Felina I go

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Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys
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Off to my left ride a dozen or more
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Shouting and shooting I can't let them catch me
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I have to make it to Rosa's back door

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Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
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A deep burning pain in my side

Though I am trying to stay in the saddle
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I'm getting weary unable to ride

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But my love for
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Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen
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Though I am weary I can't stop to rest
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I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle
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I feel the bullet go deep in my chest

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From out of nowhere Felina has found me
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Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side
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Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for
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One little kiss and Felina good-bye

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