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El Paso City
CW 1001
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El Paso City
CW 1001

ID: 13053

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TypeSinging Call
Label information
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Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Media45 rpm vinyl

G. Holger Willm
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Cue Sheet


Circle left
From 30,000 feet above
*I see El Paso City there below

Left allemande your corner
Come back a dosado
Men star left now
Star promenade her by the Rio Grande
Men back out, left allemande
Come back and then you promenade Felina
Back home to old El Paso


*The desert floor, I see it there below

FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

All four ladies chain across
You turn and chain them righta back home again
Put the ladies back to back
The men you promenade go round the outside track
Dopaso by the Rio Grande (swing your corner)
Take your corner by the hand and
Promenade the Rio Grand and you will
Go back home to old El Paso


(8 beats of music)

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

El Paso City

From thirty thousand feet above the desert floor I see it there below
A city with a legend, the West Texas city of El Paso
Where long ago I heard a song about a Texas cowboy and a girl
And a little place called Rosa's where he used to go and watch this beauty whirl

I don't recall who sang the song but I recall a story that I heard
And as I look down on this city I remember each and every word
The singer sang about a jealous cowboy and the way he used a gun
To kill another cowboy, then he had to leave El Paso on the run

El Paso City
By the Rio Grande
The cowboy lived and rode away but love was strong he couldn't stay
He rode back just to die in that El Paso sand
El Paso City
By the Rio Grande
I try not to let you cross my mind but still I find
There's such a mystery in the song that I don't understand

My mind is down there somewhere as I fly above the badlands of New Mexico
I can't explain why I should know the very trail he rode back to El Paso
Can it be that man can disappear from life and live another time
And does the mystery deepen 'cause you think that you yourself lived in that other time

Somewhere in my deepest thoughts familiar scenes and memories unfold
These wild and unexplained emotions that I've had so long, but I have never told
Like everytime I fly up through the heavens and I see you there below
I get the feeling sometime in another world I lived in El Paso

El Paso City
By the Rio Grande
Could it be that I could be the cowboy in the mystery
That died there in that desert sand so long ago
El Paso City
By the Rio Grande
A voice tells me to go and seek, another voice keeps telling me
Maybe death awaits me in El Paso

El Paso City

Lyrics by Marty Robbins. 


Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1462 Star Promenade [Basic]
1980 Back Out (Promenade Bend The Line)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1993 Put Ladies Center Back-to-Back
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
428 Do Paso [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

ID: 13053
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18-November-2019 16:19:54
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