Marty Robbins - Streets Of Laredo Lyrics

As I walked out in the streets of Laredo
As I walked out in Laredo one day
I saw a young cowboy, all dressed in white linen
Dressed in white linen, as cold as the clay

So, beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
Play the Death 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 and I know I've done wrong

Once in the saddle I used to go dashing
Once in the saddle I used to go gay
First to the cardhouse and then down to Rosy's
But I'm shot in the breast and I'm dyin' today

Bring sixteen tall cowboys to carry my casket,
Ten pretty women to sing me a song
Take me to the green valley, there lay the sod o'er me
For I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong

Please, beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
Play the Death 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 and I known I've done wrong

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Marty Robbins Streets Of Laredo Comments
  1. Susan Naudé

    Beautiful voice.

  2. C Synch

    If as a youngster I'd had a father who had a decent voice and loved country, I can imagine this is the song he'd have sung to me at bedtime.

  3. Yes Yes

    Rocketman is my cause

  4. Aileen Wright

    Wow I heard this song on someone’s Alexa yesterday for the first time in almost 40 years. My parents used to play his album when I was young. I was taken back all those years and was surprised when I remembered all the words. It brings tears to my eyes remembering those days with my parents who are now long gone.

  5. Frank Bowden

    Mom and Dad both liked Marty Robbins so he was one of the voices we grew up with. Very few balladeers match his skill.

  6. Alaan Placencia

    Excelente tema

  7. Hailey Simpson

    The dislikes are Ray Williams on 20 different accounts

  8. Jack pine Savage

    I play this tune on my harmonica.

  9. Matthew Murray

    I'm going to shoot the next piano player who sings "Streets of Laredo"

  10. Loki's Queen

    Came from Rocketman!

  11. dee dee

    love this song i would always hear it head n there in some movies but could never find it thnx it remonds me of the song
    San Francisco Anthem

  12. William Combs

    Played this song because I just watched the 3-pt tv series "Sreets of Laredo" starring James Garner and others. Very good with action and characters worth relating to.

  13. Oberst Hans Müller von das s.s

    1/10 iron isn’t big enough

  14. benntura

    The movie Bang The Drum Slowly brought me here.

    Marina Nobre

    And Rocketman brought me here!

  15. bltX777

    Anyone here from the Rocket Man movie ?:P

  16. Jeffrey Baker

    The movie ROCKETMAN sent me here

  17. Captain Cardboard

    Rocketman brought me here!

    Marco Antônio

    tambem haha


    me too!!!

    Gerry Carroll

    me too lol

  18. Danny Matthews

    19 down votes! What is wrong with people?

  19. Susan T

    The first version I heard as a very young child was by Burl Ives. Robbins is definitely superior.

  20. John Becket

    Anyone else here from the fallout new vegas version

    Issac Arellano

    John Becket there is no fallout new Vegas version of this song

    jas b

    @Issac Arellano but we learned of marty robbins from big iron. Presented to us by the lovely mr new vegas

    Issac Arellano

    jas b never listened to that radio station
    I was to scared to get earraped every 6 minutes


    @Issac Arellano Yee there is. "Streets of New Reno." It's sung by the Lonesome Wanderer if you recruit him to perform a The Acss casino for the Talent Pool quest

  21. Paul Coenen

    Anyone else here from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs?

    Brett Bryant

    Paul - not straight from Buster but I did watch it two nights ago. The first few vignettes were hilarious...sick humor on my part. I get that. Interesting set of stories, though.


    Just started watching the opening credits and came straight here. Now I just need a shot of tequila.

  22. Richard Flanagan

    So, went looking for the lyrics. Wow, every site I went to did not include the "cool water" verse! Most of them were so far off it was crazy. Perhaps this is a song that is very open to interpretation. Wikipedia has all the words but the order varies. It says right in the article that it is very open to interpretation. I like this version very much though. Marty seems to have the verses in the correct order.

  23. Patty Warner

    I still love this song.

  24. Gerald Hannibal

    Thank you for nurturing my soul. Bless you

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  26. First Name Last Name

    Marty Robbins is such an underappreciated singer. He should be more popular

  27. Dylan Mudrack

    peace and love to everyone of you and to the assholes who carry evil in their hearts: EAT A BIG FAT DONKEY DICK

  28. Dylan Mudrack

    peace and love to everyone

  29. michaeljmccall

    My father turned me on to Marty Robbins when I was 10. Just A Commanding, Sweet Sounding Voice!

  30. Nella Hashimoto

    Best ever. My favourite.

  31. chiken nugqet

    Best song ever

  32. James Robinson

    What real country not the horrible music they have on the radio today which honestly is country then city music

    Felix KM Galanti

    This isn't Country. This is Western Music!

  33. James Robinson

    Streets of Laredo is about a cowboy who had got shot in the heart and they had wrapped him in white linen since they knew he would die soon so then he died

  34. Glorified Truth

    The wounded cowboy was one demanding son of a gun.

    The Bass Fisherman

    I feel guilty laughing at that but this song is genius. All these classics are. I Picture the old movies


    True. But really, in your final moments, wouldn't you like some cool water and somebody to tell about some of your life before you go?

  35. joseph comperchio

    Best ballad singer

  36. chris185821

    You can hear every single syllable as clear as crystal, to me the very best every song he sings is incredible, just listen to my women my wife live , the video is on you tube , close your eyes and it sounds just like the recorded song just brilliant

  37. Alan Leightell

    How 9 people can give this or any of his recordings the thumbs down is beyond me, shame on you. love it!

  38. Blues Traveler

    The ending of gun grave fits this weirdly enough

  39. Benggo Gibb

    No one like the late,great Marty Robbins.

  40. thehoneybadger1223

    I love Marty Robbins voice <3 He could sing the alphabet and it would still sound fantastic

  41. Some random youtube account

    I know i have done wrong, one day i will be shot at the breast like the man in this story.

  42. Stephanie B

    A voice of operatic quality. No one sang a cowboy ballad better and precious few as well. He will be missed.

  43. Leo Cook

    Oops, double negative. This song is fantastic.

  44. Leo Cook

    How can anyone not dislike this?

    Cassie Bloemendaal

    @Leo Cook Amen!

    Yeah_I Guess379

    Leo Cook what?

  45. Jorge Martinez

    I was born and raised as a 4th generation cowboy in the good old streets of LAREDO TX but yet honored to still live here

    Ed Dana

    @Jorge Martinez COOL!!!

    Andrew Cross

    You must be very proud to be able to carry on a family tradition

    Jorge Martinez

    Andrew Cross , yes sir i am

    Joy Full

    A true cowboy, wow!

  46. Steven Baker

    I want this played at my funeral.

    Johnny Mcafee

    Me also

  47. Beelzebubbbbles

    This is a variation on an old Irish traditional song, but there are Canadian versions too. To hear the old version look up 'When I was on horseback' by Steeleye Span. You won't regret it.

    Noe Solorzano

    Beelzebubbbbles nah fuck that

  48. Marge Miles

    Love the song me and hubby ken

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  50. Amanda C

    Beautiful poppa used to sing it to me when I was a little girl... 3

  51. Mrbenggo

    Just love this song and the way it's sung.Marty Robbins sadly missed

  52. Slavicpurpose77

    I love marty robbins! amazing voice! they don't make music like this anymore!

  53. Ginger Ninger

    Good old Marty Robbins, My Grandad got me into it, and I've loved his music ever since.

    Malak Macabre

    Mine too. He used to sing it to me. 😢

  54. Monte Pritchard

    you have good taste for music

  55. big bun

    one of my favorite all time songs ever from a top artist marty robins what a voice

  56. MultiJaylea

    give us the unscrewed version frank...

  57. Bruce Wayne


  58. Meg Moore

    I remember this album cover from when I was a kiddo! Before my uncle passed away in the hospital, we played various western songs for him which I think he greatly enjoyed.

  59. My Space

    I love the voice of this great country legend, but the lyrics for this version is all screwed up.

  60. RaisingWar

    please people these damn commericals have to stop sick of it already !!

  61. dougm1971

    this was on 'MORE gunfighter ballads and trail songs' not the one pictured in the video......not to pick holes.........great song......actually, great great song......thanks for posting

  62. Mr. Drifter 57

    @simonpayne12 You're quite welcome!!

  63. Mr. Drifter 57

    God bless Y*O*U ALL!! );})) !!