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Red Headed Stranger
Double M 124
 
    
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Red Headed Stranger
 
ID: 5769
   Instrumental  

LabelDouble M
WEB SITE www.kallingkline.com
Label information
Grid list of Double M recordings
Number124
TypeSinging Call
Copies1
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm 
Duration3:43
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Bill Yoeman     recordings by Bill Yoeman
Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
*The red headed stranger from Blue Rock, Montana
Rode into town one day
And under his knees was a raging black stallion
And loping behind was the bay

Circle left
Don't cross him, don't boss him, he's wild in sorrow
Allemande left, swing and promenade
Don't fight him, don't slight him, just wait till tomorrow
And maybe he'll ride on again


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*A yellow haired woman leaned out of her window
Watched as he passed her way
She drew back in fear at the sight of the stallion
And then cast greedy eyes on the bay


*But how could she know that the dancing bay pony
Meant more to him than life
For that was the horse that his little lost darling
Had ridden when she was his wife


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads promenade go half way round the ring
Down the middle, pass the ocean there, extend
Swing thru and then the boys run to the right
You bend the line, and do the right & left thru
Flutter wheel and when you are through, star thru and swing
Swing the corner lady, promenade
Don't fight him, don't slight him, just wait till tomorrow
And maybe he'll ride on again


TAG

Swing her boys
And maybe he'll ride on again

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Red Headed Stranger Lyrics ID: 2013

A red headed stranger from Blue Rock, Montana
Rode into town one day
And under his knees was a raging black stallion
And walkin' behind was a bay

The red headed stranger had eyes like the thunder
And his lips they were sad and tight
His little lost love lay asleep on the hillside
And his heart was heavy as night

Don't cross him, don't boss him, he's wild in his sorrow
He's ridin' and hidin' his pain
Don't fight him, don't spite him, let's wait till tomorrow
Maybe he'll ride on again

A yellow haired lady leaned out of her window
And watched as he passed her way
She drew back in fear at the sight of the stallion
But cast greedy eyes on the bay

How could she know that this dancing bay pony
Meant more to him than life?
For this was the horse that his little lost darlin'
Had ridden when she was his wife

Don't cross him, don't boss, him he's wild in his sorrow
He's ridin' and hidin' his pain
Don't fight him, don't spite him, let's wait till tomorrow
Maybe he'll ride on again

The yellow haired lady came down to the tavern
And looked up the stranger there
He bought her a drink and gave her some money
He just didn't seem to care

She followed him out as he saddled his stallion
And laughed as she grabbed at the bay
He shot her so quick they had no time to warn her
She never heard anyone say

Don't cross him don't boss him he's wild in his sorrow
He's ridin' and hidin' his pain
Don't fight him don't spite him let's wait till tomorrow
Maybe he'll ride on again

The yellow haired lady was buried at sunset
The stranger went free, of course
For you can't hang a man for killin' a woman
Who's tryin' to steal your horse

This is the tale of the red headed stranger
And if he should pass your way
Stay out of the path of the raging black stallion
And don't lay a hand on the bay

Don't cross him don't boss him he's wild in his sorrow
He's ridin' and hidin' his pain
Don't fight him don't spite him let's wait till tomorrow
Maybe he'll ride on again

Lyrics by Edith Calisch and Carl Stutz.
Recorded by Willie Nelson.
 

Comments

Released April 2004.
 
 

ID: 5769
   
   
   
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