Marty Robbins

Big Iron

Marty Robbins

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Big Iron

Written by Marty Robbins

	  		Am...Em...Am 
 
        C                                          Am 
To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day 
        C                                                 Am 
Hardly spoke to folks around him didn't have too much to say 
        F                                C 
No one dared to ask his business no one dared to make a slip 
                                           Am 
for the stranger there amongst them had a big iron on his hip 
 F               C 
Big iron on his hip 
 
 
        C                                          Am 
It was early in the morning when he rode into the town 
         C                                             Am 
He came riding from the south side slowly lookin' all around 
         F                                 C 
He's an outlaw loose and running came the whisper from each lip 
                                            Am 
And he's here to do some business with the big iron on his hip 
 F               C 
big iron on his hip 
 
 
         C                                               Am 
In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red 
      C                                                Am 
Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead 
        F                             C 
He was vicious and a killer though a youth of twenty four 
                                        Am 
And the notches on his pistol numbered one an nineteen more 
 F                C 
One and nineteen more 
 
 
         C                                               Am 
Now the stranger started talking made it plain to folks around 
        C                                      Am 
Was an Arizona ranger wouldn't be too long in town 
         F                           C 
He came here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead 
                                     Am 
And he said it didn't matter he was after Texas Red 
 F           C 
After Texas Red 
         C                                          Am 
Wasn't long before the story was relayed to Texas Red 
         C                                              Am 
But the outlaw didn't worry men that tried before were dead 
        F                            C 
Twenty men had tried to take twenty men had made a slip 
                                         Am 
Twenty one would be the ranger with the big iron on his hip 
 F               C 
Big iron on his hip 
 
 
     C                                                 Am 
The morning passed so quickly it was time for them to meet 
        C                                              Am 
It was twenty past eleven when they walked out in the street 
            F                                 C 
Folks were watching from their windows every-body held their breath 
                                    Am 
They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death 
 F                 C 
About to meet his death 
 
 
           C                                                       
There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their  
 Am 
play 
         C                                                Am 
And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about to-day 
       F                                  C 
Texas Red had not cleared leather when a bullet fairly ripped 
                                         Am 
And the rangers aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip 
 F               C 
Big iron on his hip 
 
 
        C                                           Am 
It was over in a moment and the folks had gathered round 
       C                                             Am 
There before them lay the body of the outlaw on the ground 
       F                                C 
Oh he might have gone on living but he made one fatal slip 
                                            Am 
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip 
 F               C 
Big iron on his hip 
 
 
 
Big iron Big iron 
         C                                  Am 
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip 
		  

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