Intro: Em   B Em
 
Verse:
        G                         Em
To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
        G                                                 Em
Hardly spoke to folks around him, didn't have too much to say
        C                                G
No one dared to ask his business, no one dared to make a slip
                                           Em
For the stranger there amongst them had a big iron on his hip
 C               G
Big iron on his hip
 

        G                         Em
It was early in the morning when he rode into the town
         G                                             Em
He came riding from the south side slowly lookin' all around
         C                                 G
He's an outlaw loose and running came the whisper from each lip
                                            Em
And he's here to do some business with the big iron on his hip
 C               G
big iron on his hip
 

         G                                Em
In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red
      G                                                Em
Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead
        C                             G
He was vicious and a killer though a youth of twenty-four
                                        Em
And the notches on his pistol numbered one an nineteen more
 C                G
One and nineteen more
 

         G                            Em
Now the stranger started talking, made it plain to folks around
        G                                      Em
Was an Arizona ranger, wouldn't be too long in town
         C                           G
He came here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead
                                     Em
And he said it didn't matter, he was after Texas Red
 C           G
After Texas Red
 

         G                          Em
Wasn't long before the story was relayed to Texas Red
         G                                              Em
But the outlaw didn't worry, men that tried before were dead
        C                            G
Twenty men had tried to take him, twenty men had made a slip
                                         Em
Twenty-one would be the ranger with the big iron on his hip
 C               G
Big iron on his hip
 

     G                                Em
The morning passed so quickly, it was time for them to meet
        G                                              Em
It was twenty past eleven when they walked out in the street
            C                                 G
Folks were watching from their windows, every body held their breath
                                    Em
They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death
 C                 G
About to meet his death
 

           G                                 Em
There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their play
         G                                                Em
And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about today
       C                                  G
Texas Red had not cleared leather for a bullet fairly ripped
                                         Em
And the rangers aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip
 C               G
Big iron on his hip
 

        G                         Em
It was over in a moment and the folks had gathered round
       G                                             Em
There before them lay the body of the outlaw on the ground
       C                                G
Oh he might have gone on living but he made one fatal slip
                                            Em
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip
 C               G
Big iron on his hip
     Em        G
Big iron, Big iron
         G                                  Em
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip
 C               G
Big iron on his hip
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