El Paso City
(Marty Robbins / Arr.: Ko-Do 2019)

From thirty thousand 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 
And a little place called Rosa's 
Where he used to go and watch his beauty whirl

I don't recall who sang the song 
But I recall the story that I heard 
And as I look down on the city 
I remember each and every word 

The singer sang about a jealous cowboy 
And the way he used a gun 
To kill another cowboy 
Then he had to leave El Paso on the run 

El Paso City by the Rio Grande 
The cowboy lived and rode away 
But love was strong he couldn't stay 
He rode back just to die in that El Paso sand 

El Paso City by the Rio Grande 
I try not to let you cross my mind 
But still I find there's just a mystery 
In the song that I don't understand 

My mind is down there somewhere
As I fly above the badlands of New Mexico
I can't explain why I should know
The very trail he rode back to El Paso

Can it be that man can disappear
From life and live another time
And does the mystery deepen cause you think
That you yourself lived in that other time

Somewhere in my deepest thoughts
Familiar scenes and memories unfold
These wild and unexplained emotions
That I've had so long but I have never told

Like every time I fly up through the heavens
And I see you there below
I get the feeling sometime
In an other world I lived in El Paso

El Paso City by the Rio Grande
Could it be that I could be
The cowboy in this mystery
That died there in that desert sand so long ago

El Paso City by the Rio Grande
A voice tells me to go and see
Another voice keeps telling me
Maybe death awaits me in El Paso
El Paso City