Feleena Song Lyrics and Chords

Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins - Feleena (from El Paso)

 

Feleena Song Lyrics and Chords by Marty Robbins

 

Feleena
Written and Recorded by Marty Robbins
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Out in New Mexico many long years ago
 
There in a shack on the desert one night in a  
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Amid streaks of lightning and loud desert thunder
 
To a young Mexican couple a baby was  
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born
Just as the baby cried thunder and lightning died
 
Moon gave it’s light to the world and the  
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stars did the  
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same
 
Mother and Father both  
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proud of the daughter
 
That heaven had sent them  
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Feleena was this baby’s  
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name
When she was seventeen bothered by crazy dreams
 
She ran away from the shack and left them to  
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roam
Father and mother both asked one another
 
What made her run away what made Feleena leave  
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home
Tired of the desert nights poverty grief and strife
 
She ran away late one night in the  
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moon’s golden  
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gleam
 
She didn’t know where she’d go  
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but she’d get there
 
And she would find happiness if  
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she would follow her  
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dream
After she ran away she went to Santa Fe
 
And in the year that she stayed there she learned about  
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life

In just a little while she learned that with a smile

 
She could have pretty clothes she could be any man’s  
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wife
Rich men romanced her they dined and they danced her
 
She understood men and she treated them  
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all just the  
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A form that was fine and rare  
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dark shining glossy hair
 
Lovely to look at Feleena  
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was this woman’s  
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name
Restless in Santa Fe she had to get away
 
To any town where the lights had a much brighter  
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glow

One cowboy mentioned the town of El Paso

 
They never stopped dancing and money like whiskey did  
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flow
She bought a one-way ticket from Santa Fe
 
Three days and nights on a stage with a  
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rest now and  
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then
 
She didn’t mind that she knew she  
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would find that
 
Her new life would be more exciting  
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than where she had  
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been
The stage made it’s last stop up there on the mountain top
 
To let her see all of the lights at the foot of the  
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hill
Her world was brighter and deep down inside her
 
An uncontrolled beating her young heart just wouldn’t be  
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still
She got a hotel a room at the Lily Belle
 
Quickly she changed to a form-fitting  
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black satin  
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dress
 
Every man stopped to stare at  
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this form fine and rare
 
Even the women remarked of the  
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charm she posse
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ssed
Dancing and laughter was what she was after
 
And Rosa’s Cantina had lights with love in the  
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That’s what she hunted and that’s what she wanted
 
Rosa’s was one place a nice girl would never be  
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It was the same way it was back in Santa Fe
 
Men would make fools of themselves at the  
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thought of ro
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mance
 
Rosa took heed of the  
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place was in need of
 
This kind of excitement so  
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she paid Feleena to  
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dance
A year passed and maybe more and then through the swinging doors
 
Came a young cowboy so tall and so handsomely  
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dressed
This one was new in town hadn’t been seen around
 
He was so different he wasn’t like all of the  
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Feleena danced close to him then threw a rose to him
 
Quickly he walked to her table and  
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there he sat  
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down
 
And in a day or so  
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wherever folks would go
 
They’d see this young cowboy  
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showing Feelena the  
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town
Six weeks he went with her each minute spent with her
 
But he was insanely jealous of glances she’d  
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give
Inside he was a-hurting from all of her flirting
 
That was her nature and that was the way that she  
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lived
She flirted one night it started a gun-fight
 
And after the smoke cleared away on the  
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floor lay a  
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man
 
Feleena’s young lover had  
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shot down another
 
And he had to leave there so out  
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through the back door he  
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ran
The next day at five o’clock she heard a rifle shot
 
Quickly she ran to the door that was facing the  
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pass
She saw her cowboy her wild-riding cowboy
 
Low in the saddle her cowboy was riding in  
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fast
She ran to meet him to kiss and to greet him
 
He saw her and motioned her back with a  
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wave of his  
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hand
 
Bullets were flying  
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Feleena was crying
 
As she saw him fall from the  
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saddle and into the  
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sand
Feleena knelt near him to hold and to hear him
 
When she felt the warm blood that flowed from the wound in his  
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side
He raised to kiss her and she heard him whisper
 
Never forget me Feleena it’s over  
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goodbye
Quickly she grabbed for the six-gun that he wore
 
And screaming in anger and placing the  
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gun to her  
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breast
 
Bury us both deep and  
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maybe we’ll find peace
 
And pulling the trigger she fell  
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across the dead cowboy’s  
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chest
Out in El Paso whenever the wind blows
 
If you listen closely at night you’ll hear in the  
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wind
A woman is crying it’s not the wind sighing
 
Old timer’s tell you Feleena is calling for  
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him
You’ll hear them talking and you’ll hear them walking
 
You’ll hear them laugh and you’ll look but there’s  
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no one a
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round
 
Don’t be alarmed there is  
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really no harm there
 
It’s only the young cowboy  
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showing Feleena the  
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town

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Feleena?
– The song Feleena 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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