El Paso - chords, tab and comments

September 1959 Marty Robbins (1925 1982) released "Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs". A country & western/texmex album, it also scored #6 on the U.S. pop albums chart. It included this song, which should be his signature. Another hallmark of Robbins, was his bright voice, diction and articulation. He was not a product of his time's music business: he would have been great also today. This song is maybe a little bit ... silly? childish? Bullshit. Compared with the stupid dance music selling zillions of copies, it is pure poetry.
G                      Am         C
out in the west Texas town of El Paso
D                      D7      G
I fell in love with a mexican girl
G                           Am         C
nighttime would find me in Rose's cantina
D                      D7           G
music would play and Felina would whirl
G                            Am         C
black as the night were the eyes of Felina
D                       D7        G
wicked and evil while casting a spell
G                             Am      C
my love was strong for this mexican maiden
D                     D7           G
I was in love but in vain I could tell
one night a wild young cowboy came in
C                       G     G7
wild as the west texas wind...
dashing and daring a drink he was sharing
      G7                            C
with wicked Felina the girl that I love
        D      D7
so in anger ...
G major
G seventh
C major
D major
D seventh
A minor
Marty Robbins