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Out in the west Texas town

CHGOTHNDERCHGOTHNDER Member Posts: 9,681
edited February 2006 in General Discussion
Of El-Paso, I fell in love with a mexican girl. Anyone else[?]

PJ
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  • guns-n-painthorsesguns-n-painthorses Member Posts: 7,041
    edited November -1
    Nightime would find me in Rosie's canteena,

    Music would play and Felinnia would whirl...

    Carry on
  • BlckhrnBlckhrn Member Posts: 5,136
    edited November -1
    The 45 slug in my windpipe couldn't stop me
    from wanting to vehemently deflower this girl.
  • morsecodemorsecode Member Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Blckhrn
    The 45 slug in my windpipe couldn't stop me
    from wanting to vehemently deflower this girl.


    Um.., is that the chorus? I'm not sure how the song goes.
  • bondaibondai Member Posts: 1,239 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina
    Wicked and evil while casting a spell
    My love was deep for this Mexican maiden
    I was in love, but in vain I could tell
  • Laredo LeftyLaredo Lefty Member Posts: 13,437 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Off to my right I see 5 mounted coyboys.....

    Off to my left ride a dozen or more......

    I see the white puff of smoke from a rifle....

    I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.....
  • yawarakaiyawarakai Member Posts: 2,688 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Laredo Lefty
    Off to my right I see 5 mounted coyboys.....



    Careful after Brokeback you wonder what they are mounting.
  • catpealer111catpealer111 Member Posts: 10,695
    edited November -1
    THe thin red line sucked @$$. I don't know how much of my life I waisted watching bad movies.
  • tazzertazzer Member Posts: 16,837
    edited November -1
    One last kiss and Felina good bye [^][^]
  • zipperzapzipperzap Member Posts: 25,057
    edited November -1
    I did fall in love with a Mexican girl from
    El Paso. Her name was Chee.

    That was very long ago.
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  • CHGOTHNDERCHGOTHNDER Member Posts: 9,681
    edited November -1
    Just wanted to see how many old farts there were here. Anyone know what the flipside of that 45rpm was??

    PJ
  • Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Member Posts: 35,736 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Ahhhh, Marty Robbins. Great music.
  • CrittergitterCrittergitter Member Posts: 2,554 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by CHGOTHNDER
    Just wanted to see how many old farts there were here. Anyone know what the flipside of that 45rpm was??

    PJ




    That depends on the 45RPM release.

    Some of them had "Running Gun"

    Some had "A White Sport Coat"

    Which one do you have?
  • CHGOTHNDERCHGOTHNDER Member Posts: 9,681
    edited November -1
    First press had Runnung Gun, your old too I see.

    PJ

    quote:Originally posted by Crittergitter
    quote:Originally posted by CHGOTHNDER
    Just wanted to see how many old farts there were here. Anyone know what the flipside of that 45rpm was??

    PJ




    That depends on the 45RPM release.

    Some of them had "Running Gun"

    Some had "A White Sport Coat"

    Which one do you have?
  • CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 13,535 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Has anyone heard the Marty Robbins song "Felina from El Paso", it is about Felina's journey to El Paso.
  • zipperzapzipperzap Member Posts: 25,057
    edited November -1
    Here it is for you youngens!
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    Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
    I fell in love with a Mexican girl
    Night time would find me in Rosie's cantina
    Music would play and Felina would whirl

    Black as the night were the eyes of Felina
    Wicked and evil while casting a spell
    My love is strong for this Mexican maiden
    I was in love, but in vain I could tell

    One night a wild young cowboy came in
    Wild as the West Texas wind
    Dashing and daring, and drink he was sharing
    Wicked Felina the girl that I love

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

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

    Out through the back door of Rosie's I ran
    Out where the horses were tied
    I picked a good one, he looked like he could run
    Jumped on his back and away I did ride
    Just as fast as I could

    From the West Texas town of El Paso
    Up through the badlands of New Mexico

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

    I saddled up and away I did go
    Riding alone in the dark
    Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me
    Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart

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

    Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys
    Off to my left ride a dozen or more
    Shoutin' and shootin', I can't let them catch me
    I've got to make it to Rosie's back door

    Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
    A deep burning pain in my side
    It's getting harder to stay in the saddle
    I'm getting weary, unable to ride

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

    From out of nowhere, Felina has found me
    Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side
    Cradled by two lovin' arms that I'll die for
    One little kiss and Fellina goodbye
  • zipperzapzipperzap Member Posts: 25,057
    edited November -1
    Here's the rest of the story nost folks don't ever see:

    Querida . I know I have done a terrible thing. That I did it in front of your eyes tears me apart. My only thought was to protect you, to protect our love. To see that pig lay his hands on you drove me mad.

    ****
    ......Kathleen, my secreta- . . . executive assistant, escorted Felina Ochoa into my office and seated her in one of my client chairs. Taking the other client chair, Kathleen opened a steno pad and prepared to take notes.

    ......Felina had come to Brady Investigations to save her boyfriend. "Se?or Brady, you must help my Oscar. He is in big trouble."

    ......Felina was a waitress, just barely old enough to work in Rosa's Bar on San Antonio Street in downtown El Paso. A foot shorter than my six-four, she had a figure somewhat heavier than is fashionable these days but with all the right curves in all the right places. Her eyes were huge, dark pools in a heart-shaped face framed by short hair so black it seemed to have purple highlights. And her mouth. A little wider than necessary, perhaps, but with an upper lip shaped like a recurve bow and a full, rounded lower lip. In short, a mouth that could light a fire in just about any male she pointed it at.

    Read the rest at: http://www.thrillingdetective.com/fiction/04_11.html
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  • zipperzapzipperzap Member Posts: 25,057
    edited November -1
    Ah ... one last parting shot!

    The song "El Paso" had Inappropriate Lyrics.


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

    Why are they inappropriate?

    Well, gee, Marty, you could've saved yourself a lot of frustration, not to mention six minutes of song and at least two bullets near the end of it, if you'd just quoted Glenn Medeiros and said,

    'She ain't worth it.' Unless... was she just that good in bed?

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  • CHGOTHNDERCHGOTHNDER Member Posts: 9,681
    edited November -1
    Old foggies

    PJ
  • FrogbertFrogbert Member Posts: 2,380 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
  • KYfatboyKYfatboy Member Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    To the town of ali fredo rode A stranger one find day
    didn't talk to folks around him didn't have to much to say
    he's an outlaw loose and running came the whisper from each lip
    and he's here to do some business with the big iron on his hip
    big iron on his hip
  • wanted manwanted man Member Posts: 3,276
    edited November -1
    Marty Robbins, yup, a good'un!
    I guess remembering/liking Johnny Horton would make ya' an "old fogie", too?!
  • KYfatboyKYfatboy Member Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I mushed from fort bear through A blizzard of snow
    been or prospecting for two years or more
    I pulled into fairbanks the city was A boom
    so I took A little stroll to the reddog saloon
    When I walked in the music was sweet
    the prettiest voice I had heard in two years
    I reached for the girl who was singing the tune,
    when its spring time in alaska, its 40 below.quote:Originally posted by wanted man
    Marty Robbins, yup, a good'un!
    I guess remembering/liking Johnny Horton would make ya' an "old fogie", too?!
  • tazzertazzer Member Posts: 16,837
    edited November -1
    hey i will be 35 this sat. and know about Marty Robbins he is on of
    my fav. listen to his songs all the time also to johhny horton
    [:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    The stranger started talkin', made it plain to folks around..
    Was an Arizona Ranger, wouldn't be too long in town
    He was here to take an Outlaw back..alive or maybe dead...
    He said it didn't matter...He was after Texas Red...After Texas Red....
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    Running along by the seashore...running as fast as I can...
  • KYfatboyKYfatboy Member Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Heres one thats not marty, but from A similar time period, lets see how old yall boys really are


    Come and listen to my story,
    for I can tell it all
    about the wipperwell
    who ran illegal alchol
    the father made the wiskey
    the boy did run the load
    and when his engine roared
    they called the highway [?]
  • acdoddacdodd Member Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have that song on my ipod.
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    Thunder Road !!
  • guns-n-painthorsesguns-n-painthorses Member Posts: 7,041
    edited November -1
    From 30,000 feet above the desert floor I see it there below
    A city with a legend, the west Texas city of El Paso
    Where long ago I heard a song about a Texas cowboy and a girl
    In a little place called Rosies where he used to go to watch this beauty whirl.....
  • KYfatboyKYfatboy Member Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    el paso city, by the rio grandequote:Originally posted by guns-n-painthorses
    From 30,000 feet above the desert floor I see it there below
    A city with a legend, the west Texas city of El Paso
    Where long ago I heard a song about a Texas cowboy and a girl
    In a little place called Rosies where he used to go to watch this beauty whirl.....
  • KYfatboyKYfatboy Member Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    sometimes down to ashville,
    sometimes memphis town
    the batfags oops imean
    revenuers chased him
    but they could not run him down
    each time they thought they had him
    his engine would explode
    he'd drive off like they
    were standing still
    on thunder road[:D]quote:Originally posted by Highball
    Thunder Road !!
  • plains scoutplains scout Member Posts: 4,563
    edited November -1
    Big Iron on his hip. Better tune[:D]
  • catpealer111catpealer111 Member Posts: 10,695
    edited November -1
    My daddy left home when I was three
    And he didn't leave much to ma and me
    Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze.
    Now, I don't blame him cause he run and hid
    But the meanest thing that he ever did
    Was before he left, he went and named me "Sue."

    Well, he must o' thought that is quite a joke
    And it got a lot of laughs from a' lots of folk,
    It seems I had to fight my whole life through.
    Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
    And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
    I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

    Well, I grew up quick and I grew up mean,
    My fist got hard and my wits got keen,
    I'd roam from town to town to hide my shame.
    But I made a vow to the moon and stars
    That I'd search the honky-tonks and bars
    And kill that man who gave me that awful name.

    Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July
    And I just hit town and my throat was dry,
    I thought I'd stop and have myself a brew.
    At an old saloon on a street of mud,
    There at a table, dealing stud,
    Sat the dirty, mangy dog that named me "Sue."

    Well, I knew that snake was my own sweet dad
    From a worn-out picture that my mother'd had,
    And I knew that scar on his cheek and his evil eye.
    He was big and bent and gray and old,
    And I looked at him and my blood ran cold
    And I said: "My name is 'Sue!' How do you do!
    Now your gonna die!!"

    Well, I hit him hard right between the eyes
    And he went down, but to my surprise,
    He come up with a knife and cut off a piece of my ear.
    But I busted a chair right across his teeth
    And we crashed through the wall and into the street
    Kicking and a' gouging in the mud and the blood and the beer.

    I tell ya, I've fought tougher men
    But I really can't remember when,
    He kicked like a mule and he bit like a crocodile.
    I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss,
    He went for his gun and I pulled mine first,
    He stood there lookin' at me and I saw him smile.

    And he said: "Son, this world is rough
    And if a man's gonna make it, he's gotta be tough
    And I knew I wouldn't be there to help ya along.
    So I give ya that name and I said goodbye
    I knew you'd have to get tough or die
    And it's the name that helped to make you strong."

    He said: "Now you just fought one hell of a fight
    And I know you hate me, and you got the right
    To kill me now, and I wouldn't blame you if you do.
    But ya ought to thank me, before I die,
    For the gravel in ya guts and the spit in ya eye
    Cause I'm the son-of-a-gripe that named you "Sue.'"

    I got all choked up and I threw down my gun
    And I called him my pa, and he called me his son,
    And I came away with a different point of view.
    And I think about him, now and then,
    Every time I try and every time I win,
    And if I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him
    Bill or George! Anything but Sue! I still hate that name!
  • Laredo LeftyLaredo Lefty Member Posts: 13,437 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    .........Boy named Sue... Nice song done by Johnny Cash........Marty Robbins twin brother.
  • catpealer111catpealer111 Member Posts: 10,695
    edited November -1
    I'm only 23 and its one of my favorites. Does that make me old?
  • KYfatboyKYfatboy Member Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Once their was A mountain man
    who could not write his name.
    Yet he deserves A front roll seat
    in historys hall of fame
    He forgot more about the indians
    than we will ever know
    he spoke the language of the sioux
    the blackfoot, and the crow.
  • ZERODINZERODIN Member Posts: 6,338
    edited November -1
    To the same tune...

    The Ballad of New Salem, by Milo Hatzenbuhler
    (For those who don't know, the town of New Salem, North Dakota, is known for having an enormous replica holstein on top of a hill outside of town, overlooking I-94 from the south.)

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    Out in the west river town of New Salem
    I fell in love with a big metal cow.
    Nighttime would find me up there on the hillside
    trying to milk her - I couldn't see how.

    I bought a big bale of hay from a farmer;
    I thought if I fed her, then maybe she'd give.
    I even went to an animal doctor
    to buy a potion that would make her live.

    One day a wild young milkman drove in
    I think he was from Cass-Clay.
    He grabbed her udder; she melted like butter;
    in no time at all, there was milk on the way.

    So in anger I challenged his right for a place at the milk stool.
    Down came his hand from the teat that he squeezed.
    My challenge was answered in less than a heartbeat
    he squirted milk in my face, and I sneezed.

    Just for a moment I stood there in silence,
    shocked by this wild, evil milkman I'd met.
    Laughing and hooting, he drove down the hillside,
    leaving me there with my face dripping wet.
    So I turned to go, but a voice called behind me:
    "Don't leave me, farmboy, I'm not empty yet!"

    I turned around then and what did I see?
    a cow made of leather, not steel!
    I saw in my panic she now was organic;
    this New Salem Holstein has just become real.

    So in triumph I stood on my milkstool and hoisted the bucket
    you see, her udder was so very high.
    I started to pull, and the milk came a-flowing.
    One final squirt, and, "New Salem, goodbye, goodbye!"
  • ndbillyndbilly Member Posts: 1,573 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Laredo Lefty
    .........Boy named Sue... Nice song done by Johnny Cash........Marty Robbins twin brother.



    Written by Shel Silverstein, believe it or not. He wrote some neat stuff, particularly for kids, but I just learned that "A Boy Named Sue" was his recently. Anyone remember an epic poem type offering of his in "Playboy" many years ago called "Rosalie's Good Eats Cafe"?
  • kernel65kernel65 Member Posts: 55 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Wish Hell Paso was as good as old Marty made it sound... The women are nice to look at though.
  • nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 35,116 ******
    edited November -1
    I was a kid when it came out. I recall having a conversation with my sister about the story. It was, and still is, my opinion, that the only thing the poor guy did wrong was to steal a horse.
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