Marty Robbins - San Angelo Lyrics



North of the border of Old Mexico
I rode one day to the cowtown of San Angelo
A hot sun was glowing, a warm wind was blowing
Still not as warm as the lips that I waited to kiss

Cheeks that put blushing red roses to shame
Lips that were fresher than flowers when kissed by the rain
Dark eyes that sparkled much brighter than diamonds
She was a beauty, Secora was my lovers name

I met her down in Loredo
Everyone there in this border town called her the 'Rose'
Mexican cowboys drank to Secora
Everyone loved her but I was the one that she chose

An outlaw above all the rest
Now my heart beats so madly
Soon she will be at my side

She sent a message a long time ago
Secora had promised to meet me at San Angelo
I was aware of the chance I was taking
I was an outlaw but great was my love for this girl

I must be with her, I can't stay away
Nights spent without her are lonely and so are the days
If it means death then I'll have to chance it
Only a few moments more and she'll be in my arms

At ten o' clock in the morning
I tied my horse and I started to walk down the street
Where was Secora, had she forgotten
This was the day and the hour that she wanted to meet

But something is wrong with our plans
And I fear death awaits me
Here on this hot dusty street

Up on a housetop but still I can see
There hides a man with a rifle, it's pointed at me
I might escape from the man with a rifle
But there are others just like him that I cannot see

Back of each window the click of a gun
Die if I stay and my love for her won't let me run
Where is Secora, will my eyes see her
Then in a moment she runs from a door down the street

"Up on your horse", she is crying
"Ride out of town, it's a trap and they're waiting for you"
But if I ride out, she must ride with me
Then in a moment I know that our chances are gone

For a bullet is well on its way
And it finds my Secora
She dies as she falls in my arms

Tears dim my vision but plainly I see
The ranger that killed her is standing there waiting for me
I walk to meet him, my one thought is 'Beat him'
He deserves death and I swear that this ranger will die

I beat his draw and I shot him
Shot him six times just as fast as the bullets would fly
My gun is empty or more I would shoot him
Now there are others just like him that want me to die

Their bullets are coming my way
How they hurt when they hit me
The pain makes me fall to the ground

Gone is my strength, just the will left to fight
I hear the sound of the lead as it robs me of life
If I must die, let me find Secora
Let me hold on to her hand for the few moments left

Blindly I search and it isn't in vain
I touch the soft velvet hand and it eases the pain
Life is no more but we're together
Even in death she's my lover, it's over, goodbye




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Marty Robbins San Angelo Comments
  1. Themortician123

    where have I heard this rythym/tune used in this song ?

  2. ALBERT HALL

    One of the most wonderful representations of the romance of gunfighters of the old west.

  3. Primrose Haran

    Fantastic love marty he is simply the greatest singer ever he can sing anything

  4. Joel Villa

    It's a simple love song at the beginning but once his love is shot, it's quickly a revenge song. Then, once he knows his death is near, a love song again. Beautifully though.
    *_IF I MUST DIE, LET ME FIND SECORA. LET ME HOLD ONTO HER HAND FOR THE FEW MOMENTS LEFT_*
    *_BLINDLY, I SEARCH, BUT IT ISN'T IN VEIN. I TOUCH THE SOFT, VELVET HAND AND IT EASES THE PAIN_*

  5. Rene Gordon

    marty the best ever

    Rene Gordon

    great song