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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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