Big Iron – Marty Robbins Lyrics and Chords

Tone: C Capo: 4


Intro

Am...Em...Am

Verse 1
       C                                         Am
To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
       C                                                Am
Hardly spoke to folks around him didn't have too much to say
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No one dared to ask his business no one dared to make a slip
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for the stranger there amongst them had a big iron on his hip
F              C
Big iron on his hip

Verse 2
       C                                         Am
It was early in the morning when he rode into the town
        C                                            Am
He came riding from the south side slowly lookin' all around
        F                                C
He's an outlaw loose and running came the whisper from each lip
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And he's here to do some business with the big iron on his hip
F              C
big iron on his hip

Verse 3
        C                                              Am
In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red
     C                                               Am
Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead
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He was vicious and a killer though a youth of twenty four
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And the notches on his pistol numbered one an nineteen more
F               C
One and nineteen more

Verse 4
        C                                              Am
Now the stranger started talking made it plain to folks around
       C                                     Am
Was an Arizona ranger wouldn't be too long in town
        F                          C
He came here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead
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And he said it didn't matter he was after Texas Red
F          C
After Texas Red

Verse 5
        C                                         Am
Wasn't long before the story was relayed to Texas Red
        C                                             Am
But the outlaw didn't worry men that tried before were dead
       F                           C
Twenty men had tried to take twenty men had made a slip
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Twenty one would be the ranger with the big iron on his hip
F              C
Big iron on his hip

Verse 6
    C                                                Am
The morning passed so quickly it was time for them to meet
       C                                             Am
It was twenty past eleven when they walked out in the street
           F                                C
Folks were watching from their windows every-body held their breath
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They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death
F                C
About to meet his death

Verse 7
          C                                                      
There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their 
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play
        C                                               Am
And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about to-day
      F                                 C
Texas Red had not cleared leather when a bullet fairly ripped
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And the rangers aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip
F              C
Big iron on his hip

Verse 8
       C                                          Am
It was over in a moment and the folks had gathered round
      C                                            Am
There before them lay the body of the outlaw on the ground
      F                               C
Oh he might have gone on living but he made one fatal slip
                                           Am
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip
F              C
Big iron on his hip


Outro

Big iron Big iron
        C                                 Am
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip

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