Cottonwood Tree Song Lyrics and Chords

Marty Robbins

 

Cottonwood Tree Song Lyrics and Chords by Marty Robbins

 

[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]Cottonwood Tree
Recorded by Marty Robbins
Written by Bobby Sykes
[C]I rode into Tucson three [G7]hours ago
For supplies and a short friendly [C]game
Of poker while Smitty [G7]put some new shoes
On old Dan before he goes [C]lame
I sat in a game at the [G7]Miner’s Saloon
Soon I had doubled my [C]stake
The cards run like they’d been dealt [G7]by Lady Luck
They were just sealing my [C]fate
A [F]young cowboy lost more than [C]he could afford
And ac[F]cused me of dealing too [C]smart
His [F]draw was too slow and he [C]fell to the floor
With [G7]three bullets close to the [C]heart
Oh [F]cottonwood tree are [Em]you waiting for me
[Dm]Waiting to take me [C]away
[F]I’ve done no wrong but the [C]town cannot see
And [G7]so with my life I must [C]pay
A crowd started gathering the [G7]sheriff came in
I handed him over my [C]gun
Was then when I found out the [G7]boy I had killed
Was the town’s biggest man’s only [C]son
I tried to explain I had [G7]shot in defense
It was the young cowboy or [C]me
The crowd wouldn’t listen so [G7]they drug me out
To the limb of this cottonwood [C]tree
Majestically standing out [G7]here all alone
It’s spring and the valley is [C]green
But I can’t admire a place [G7]I don’t belong
To me it’s all like a bad [C]dream
But [F]old Dan’s beneath me with [C]new shows and all
As [F]they place the noose round my [C]neck
[F]Cowboys I’ve never laid [C]eyes on before
Are [G7]tying my hands to my [C]back
Repeat #4
I see hate in the eyes of the [G7]town’s biggest man
As he pulls a branch from the [C]tree
To whip the backside of my [G7]old pony Dan
So he’ll run out from under [C]me
Insane he won’t listen to [G7]my last appeal
A wild grin has covered his [C]face
As I tried to reason just [G7]how he would feel
If he were up here in my [C]place
There’s many a mountain trail [G7]I’ll never ride
Green valleys I’ll never [C]see
A young cowboy died and a [G7]man’s foolish pride
Brought me to this cottonwood [C]tree
My [F]face is turned upward and [C]I cannot breathe
The [F]sky’s growing dark over[C]head
The [F]knot’s pulling tight as my [C]body sweeps free
A [G7]few moments more I’ll be [C]dead
Repeat #4[/chordpress]

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Cottonwood Tree?
– The song Cottonwood Tree was sang by Marty Robbins.

 

Who is Marty Robbins?
– Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and NASCAR racing driver. Robbins was one of the most popular and successful country and western singers for most of his nearly four-decade career, which spanned from the late 1940s to the early 1980s.
Born in Glendale, Arizona, Robbins taught himself guitar while serving in the United States Navy during World War II, and subsequently drew fame performing in clubs in and around his hometown. In 1956, he released his first No. 1 country song, “Singing the Blues” and one year later, released two more No. 1 hits, “A White Sport Coat” and “The Story of My Life”. In 1959, Robbins released his signature song, “El Paso”, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song began Robbins’ association with western balladry, a style which would become a staple of his career. Later releases that drew critical acclaim include “Don’t Worry”, “Big Iron” and “Honkytonk Man”, the last for which the 1982 Clint Eastwood film is named, and in which Robbins made his final appearance before death.
Over the course of his career, Robbins recorded more than 500 songs and 60 albums, and won two Grammy Awards, was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was named the 1960s Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music. Robbins was a commercial success in both the country and pop genres, and his songs were covered by many other famous artists, including Johnny Cash, the Grateful Dead and Elvis Presley. His music continues to have an influence in pop culture today, having recently appeared in several contemporary pop culture features, including the video game Fallout: New Vegas, and the series finale of AMC’s Breaking Bad.

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