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.