C                     Dm
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
G7                            C
I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
                           Dm
Nighttime would find me in Rose's Cantina,
G7                                C
Music would play and Felina would whirl.


C                           Dm
Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina,
G7                              C
Wicked and evil while casting a spell.
                          Dm
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden,
G7                                 C
I was in love, but in vain I could tell.


F                      C           F
One night a wild young cowboy came in,
            C          C7
Wild as the West Texas wind.
C7
Dashing and daring, a drink he was sharing,
C7                                  F
With wicked Felina, the girl that I love.
      G7
So in anger


C                              Dm
I challenged his right for the love of this maiden;
G7                                     C
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore.
                              Dm
My challenge was answered, in less than a heartbeat
G7                                          C
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor.


C                   Dm
Just for a moment I stood there in silence,
G7                                  C
Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done.
                             Dm
Many thoughts ran through my mind as I stood there;
G7                                   C
I had but one chance and that was to run.


F                            C         F
Out through the back door of Rose's I ran,
              C           C7
Out where the horses were tied.
C7
I caught a good one; it looked like it could run,
C7                            F
Up on its back and away I did ride.
        G7
Just as fast as


C                           Dm
I could from the West Texas town of El Paso,
G7                             C
Out to the badlands of New Mexico.
                   Dm
Back in El Paso my life would be worthless;
G7                                   C
Everything's gone in life nothing is left.


C                            Dm
It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden,
G7                                  C
My love is stronger that my fear of death.


F                  C        F
I saddled up and away I did go,
         C          C7
Riding alone in the dark.
C7
Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me,
C7                                           F
Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart.
        G7
And as last here


C                  Dm
I am on the hill overlooking El Paso,
G7                         C
I can see Rose's Cantina below.
                         Dm
My love is strong and it pushes me onward,
G7                            C
Down off the hill to Felina I go.


C                     Dm
Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys,
G7                    C
Off to my left ride a dozen and more.
                         Dm
Shouting and shooting; I can't let them catch me,
G7                                C
I have to make it to Rose's back door.


F                       C           F
Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
  C            C7
a deep burning pain in my side.
C7
Though I am trying to stay in the saddle.
C7                           F
I'm getting weary, unable to ride.
       G7
But my love for


C                      Dm
Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen;
G7                                 C
Though I am weary, I can't stop to rest.
                        Dm
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle,
G7                              C
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.


C                       Dm
From out of nowhere, Felina has found me,
G7                                   C
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side.
                      Dm
Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for,
G7                             C
One little kiss and Felina goodbye.
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