Arnold, Eddy - Streets Of Laredo Lyrics

As I walked out in the streets of Laredo
As I walked out in Laredo one day
I spied a poor cowboy wrapped in white linen
Wrapped in white linen, as cold as the clay

I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy
These words he did say as I boldly stepped by
Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story
I was shot in the breast and I know I must die

Oh, beat the drum slowly and play the pipe lowly
Play the dead march as you carry me along
Take me to the green valley there lay the sod o'er me
For I'm a young cowboy I know I've done wrong

Oh, fetch me a cup, a cup of cold water
To cool my hot lips the poor cowboy said
Before I returned the spirit had left him
And gone to its Maker the cowboy was dead

We beat the drum slowly and play the pipe lowly
And bitterly wept as we bore him along
For we all loved our comrade so brave young and handsome
We all loved our comrade although he done wrong...

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Arnold, Eddy Streets Of Laredo Comments
  1. John Lawless

    I can still remember the musty smell of the record cover when I'd remove the record to play it.

  2. BrassBoy1120

    My dad had this album on a cassette back in the day. I have memories attached to this song...

  3. Russ Grunert

    This is what Country music should sound like, what passes for it today blows

  4. Karen Buxton

    I am looking for this cd.

    david pigram

    on vinyl

  5. Randy Sherman

    Good version of this classic tune !!