• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
stewards:
  • Leigh Tate
  • paul wheaton
  • Nicole Alderman
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Beau Davidson
  • Jay Angler
  • John F Dean
  • Nancy Reading
gardeners:
  • thomas rubino
  • Casie Becker
  • Mike Barkley

Marty Robbins' El Paso and Other Favorites of Marty's

 
master steward
Posts: 9227
Location: USDA Zone 8a
2778
dog hunting food preservation cooking bee greening the desert
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator


source

"El Paso" is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959. It was released as a single the following month, and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts, reaching No. 1 in both at the start of 1960 (the first No. 1 hit of the 1960's). It won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961, and remains Robbins' best-known song.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso_(song)

The theme of the song takes place in Rosa's Cantina in El Paso, Texas.



Source


The cowboy falls in love with a girl named Feelina. He becomes jealous and has a gunfight where the other cowboy is killed.

Afraid he will be hung, he flees El Paso to hide out in the badlands. He sings

"I caught a good one, it looked like it could run"

source

Now he will be wanted for murder and horse theft!

Then missing Feelina, he returns:




source


Unfortunately, he is shot by the posse but

"Feleena has come to his side and he dies in her arms after "one little kiss".



source


 
pollinator
Posts: 461
Location: Central Texas zone 8a, 800 chill hours 28 blessed inches of rain
91
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I grew up in the 'age of Marty Robbins' and my Uncle was a big fan, so I thought I had heard all of his songs.  Recently, youtube surprised me with a 'new' one of his that is pretty good.



Don't know how I made it into my 50's without hear it.  
 
steward
Posts: 4738
Location: West Tennessee
2287
cattle cat purity fungi trees books chicken food preservation cooking building homestead
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I love Marty Robbins music! El Paso is fantastic, and also is its sequel El Paso City. It's a song he wrote about the other song.

 
gardener
Posts: 352
Location: Tennessee
231
homeschooling kids urban books writing homestead
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Oh my word. My family was just introduced to "Big Iron" a month ago. My sister, who knows I like folk music, mentioned Marty Robbins on the phone--so I played the song, and now my six year old (girl!) regularly begs us to sing all the verses together as a family.

Many of his songs are so good. And then my husband had to look up Robbins' bio, and it seems he was a really great guy besides being a popular singer. So glad to see this thread here, and I hope more folks will listen to his music.
 
I guess I've been abducted by space aliens. So unprofessional. They tried to probe me with this tiny ad:
NEW BOOK: Pawpaws: The Complete Guide to Growing and Marketing
https://permies.com/t/152725/BOOK-Pawpaws-Complete-Guide-Growing
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic