Cross the Brazos From Waco (Kay Arnold) On the Chisolm Trail it was midnight Carmella was strong on his mind Because of the life he had chosen Carmella had left him be hind Too long he'd been El Bandido Carmella had left him a lone But today someone brought a message She's been seen in Old San Antone. cho: Cross the Brazos in Waco Ride hard and I'll make it by dawn Cross the Brazos in Waco (1) (3) I'm safe when I reach San Antone. (2) I'll walk straight in Old San Antone. He glanced back over his shoulder The posse was nowhere in sight He'd sent for Carmella to meet him On the banks of the Brazos tonight She was waiting and he kept a promise He'd made such a long time ago As he dropped the guns that she hated In the muddy Brazos below. Then the night came alive with gunfire He knew that at last he'd been found As the ranger's badge showed brightly El Bandido lay on the ground Carmella knew he was dying That all of her dreams were in vain As she kissed his lips for the last time She heard him whisper again. Recorded by Billy Walker GG Apr98
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