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Old 09-21-2019, 09:46 PM
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I was going deep in my library for various reasons and decided to play El Paso by Marty Robbins, which I mostly remember from waaay back in the day a love song the jockey played when he wanted to take a piss.

1. It really isn't that long.
2. The song isn't really even close to heroic or love song as I remember it being presented. the narrator is a straight up stalker/murderer who needed shootin', good job by the posse.

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I don't like Robbins voice. I have an old radio I keep in case the weather knocks out my other media. The only station I can pick up out here is a classic country station. The family joke is everytime I turn it on 'El Paso' is playing. It's something like 5 minutes long.

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Old 09-22-2019, 09:13 AM
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Old 97s cover. https://youtu.be/EcwH-MzudnA

Even though it seems like they up the tempo, it's still five minutes long!
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Thanks for the post OP. I’ve heard the song 6 times, and heard bits of it a dozen more — but hadn’t followed the details of the story. Which is surprising since it’s a “story song” and I usually pay attention to lyrics.

But a quick read through shows that, yeah, the narrator is a murdering asshole.
Still I like the sound, the voice, and “I caught a good one, it looked like it could run.”
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:05 AM
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Still I like the sound, the voice, and “I caught a good one, it looked like it could run.”
You see, that's his problem, right there.
A good lawyer could have gotten an acquittal on the murder charge.
But horse thieving was a hanging offense.
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Yeah, the narrator was a son of a bitch, but I still feel for him when he dies.
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I like the song a lot even if the narrator is a jerk.

I have fond memories of the Steve Martin video take on the song, with all the non-Steve Martin parts played by chimpanzees. He also rode a really small horse? I haven't seen it in probably 20 years, but I hear the song, and I see the video in my head.
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2. The song isn't really even close to heroic or love song as I remember it being presented. the narrator is a straight up stalker/murderer who needed shootin', good job by the posse.
I don't know how you get stalker out of the lyrics. And murderer would depend on ho believed who.

It's obvious, if unstated, that Felina liked him, probably even slept with him, but she didn't love him. So he's foolish for believing he was special to her, but there's no stalking involved. She did come to see him and hold him as he died.

And the posse was probably not authorized and legal, probably just the brothers and/or friends of the deceased. Which would make what they did murder, as well.

And the stranger drew first.

Can't argue against horse thievin', though.

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It's a murder ballad. Folk traditions are full of these, including Sam Hall, Frankie and Johnny, Stack O'Lee, and Tom Dooley. Marty Robbins wrote El Paso in 1959, but it sounds much older.
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Tangentially related, that is some sweet guitar playing and it goes through the whole song.
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I only know this song because of it's excellent usage in the Breaking Bad finale.
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Robbins is currently undergoing a renaissance, both for this song in Breaking Bad and Big Iron in Fallout New Vegas.
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1. It really isn't that long.
It's the longest song on the album, 4:19 or 4:38 depending on version.

On the topic of Murder Ballads, Nick Cave's album of the same name is excellent.
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I love that song and the follow up “El Paso City”. My husband told me there was a prequel song about Felina, but I haven’t heard it.
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I like the song a lot even if the narrator is a jerk.

I have fond memories of the Steve Martin video take on the song, with all the non-Steve Martin parts played by chimpanzees. He also rode a really small horse? I haven't seen it in probably 20 years, but I hear the song, and I see the video in my head.
Here you go, in all its VHS glory... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGNU5FkRz7g

One of my favorite ballads, El Paso tells a great story and I always figured the posse was after our narrator for stealing the horse.

Learned something new tonight, it is not Felina, but rather Feleena.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:32 PM
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Remember the sequel song "El Paso City" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso_City which features the possibility of reincarnation?
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It's a murder ballad. Folk traditions are full of these, including Sam Hall, Frankie and Johnny, Stack O'Lee, and Tom Dooley. Marty Robbins wrote El Paso in 1959, but it sounds much older.
heck Kenny rogers had a murder ballad for a hit in the late 80s but can't remember the name of it ... I wanna call it the tomb of the unknown love .....
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heck Kenny rogers had a murder ballad for a hit in the late 80s but can't remember the name of it ... I wanna call it the tomb of the unknown love .....
Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town is one.

A murder need not have ocurred yet for it to be a murder ballad.
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I was going deep in my library for various reasons and decided to play El Paso by Marty Robbins, which I mostly remember from waaay back in the day a love song the jockey played when he wanted to take a piss.
It became obsolete as a DJ bathroom break song when Iron Butterfly released "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida".
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I love that song and the follow up “El Paso City”. My husband told me there was a prequel song about Felina, but I haven’t heard it.
Feleena (From El Paso).
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I only know this song because of it's excellent usage in the Breaking Bad finale.
And, of course, "finale" is an anagram of "Felina".
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Remember the sequel song "El Paso City" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso_City which features the possibility of reincarnation?
And now I see that someone mentioned it above me. Ah well.
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Learned something new tonight, it is not Felina, but rather Feleena.
Named after a girl the Robbins went to high school with. Just learned that on the Ken Burns series.
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I don't know how you get stalker out of the lyrics.
He himself said he knew his love was in vain. Then when he saw her happily interacting with another dude called her wicked, then shot the dude. Stalker 101.
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Ah, that wild young cowboy was just a pretty boy. The narrator could tell he wasn’t good enough for Feleena.
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He himself said he knew his love was in vain. Then when he saw her happily interacting with another dude called her wicked, then shot the dude. Stalker 101.
He challenged his rival. The other guy went for his gun first.

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Challenged his right for the love of this maiden.
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore.
My challenge was answered in less than a heart-beat;
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor.
Arguably self defense. He was guilty of unjustified possessiveness, but not murder.

Certainly not a stalker, since Felina did care for him, but she was fickle. As described above, she held him as he died.

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One little kiss and Felina, good-bye.
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Marty Robbins used to own a restaurant named Rose's Cantina in Smyrna, TN
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I adapted this song and made a rap version (different lyrics, but had some samples) that would have been perfect for Kid Rock.

Never sent it to him.
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certainly not a stalker, since Felina did care for him, but she was fickle. As described above, she held him as he died.
Where the hell does certainly come from? his dying delusions are of her coming "from out of nowhere" to find him? bullshit, she was hiding , while his oxygen deprived brain made up a story.
Felina's kiss was probably a vulture eating his soft tissue, after the posse made sure he was going to die.

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Where the hell does certainly come from? his dying delusions are of her coming "from out of nowhere" to find him? bullshit, she was hiding , while his oxygen deprived brain made up a story.
Talk about making stuff up. Your interpretation is not supported by the lyrics, which is all we really have to go on.

You can imagine any scenario you like, but that has more to do with your imagination than what is described in the song.

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Talk about making stuff up. Your interpretation is not supported by the lyrics, which is all we really have to go on.

You can imagine any scenario you like, but that has more to do with your imagination than what is described in the song.
And you completely ignore the lyrics about "wicked"

the lyrics say he was handsome, dashing and daring, and "sharing" a drink.

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And you completely ignore the lyrics about "wicked"
I'm not saying the guy is blameless, just that the narrator is not the stalker/murderer you imagine (and I use the word advisedly) him to be. Like I said, he is overly possessive, but Felina does care for him, and his rival went for his gun first. And he immediately repents of his rash act.

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I'm not saying the guy is blameless, just that the narrator is not the stalker/murderer you imagine (and I use the word advisedly) him to be. Like I said, he is overly possessive, but Felina does care for him, and his rival went for his gun first. And he immediately repents of his rash act.

And what are the odds that if a defendant made a statement in court that he had "stood there in silence, shocked by the foul evil deed I have done" you would think ohh it was love, therefore not cold blooded murder. Bullshit!
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And what are the odds that if a defendant made a statement in court that he had "stood there in silence, shocked by the foul evil deed I have done" you would think ohh it was love, therefore not cold blooded murder. Bullshit!
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If the rival drew first, it wasn't murder (and especially not "cold-blooded" murder). I suspect in a legitimate court of law he would be acquitted on the basis of self-defense. At worst, he might be convicted of voluntary manslaughter. In the song, he was illegally murdered by the friends of the man he killed.

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If the rival drew first,
There is no evidence that the handsome young rival drew at all. You are the one creating stories now.
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The narrator is certainly not a stalker, Feleena (From El Paso) reveals:

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They'd see this young cowboy, showin' Feelena the town

Six weeks he went with her, each minute spent with her
But he was insanely jealous of glances she'd give
And her love for him was so great that, on finding him dying, she took his gun:

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Bury us both deep and maybe we'll find peace
And pullin' the trigger, she fell 'cross the dead cowboy's chest
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And you completely ignore the lyrics about "wicked"

the lyrics say he was handsome, dashing and daring, and "sharing" a drink.
So in anger I
Challenged his right for the love of this maiden.
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore.
My challenge was answered in less than a heart-beat;
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor.
Sounds pretty cut and dried to me. Certainly more so than a vulture pecking on the narrator's lips.
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There is no evidence that the handsome young rival drew at all. You are the one creating stories now.
You're really invested in this, against all logic. Did Marty Robbins kill your dog or something.
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There is no evidence that the handsome young rival drew at all. You are the one creating stories now.
Nitpicking like this just shows you don't have a case. The lyrics say he went to draw his gun, which would be enough to justify self defense.

There is also no evidence that the narrator challenged his rival to a gun duel. He could have confronted him verbally, and the rival escalated. Whatever the challenge was, the the rival seems to have freely accepted it, and didn't try to defuse the situation.

No one in the song is really blameless. The narrator is a jealous hot-head. But the rival is a hot-head too, in going for his gun first.

As for Feleena, from Feleena (from El Paso):

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And in the year that she stayed there, she learned about life
In just a little while, she learned that with a smile
She could have pretty clothes, she could be any man's wife;
Rich men romanced her, they dined and they danced her
She understood men and she treated them all just the same
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Dancin' and laughter, was what she was after
And Rosa's Cantina had lights, with love in the gleam
That's what she hunted and that's what she wanted
Rosa's was one place, a nice girl would never be seen;
It was the same way, it was back in Sante Fe
Men would make fools of themselves at the thought of romance
So Feleena was happy to manipulate men and play on their emotions to make money. She wasn't a "nice girl," especially by the standards of the time. It's not clear if she was actually a hooker, but she was certainly in it for the money and the excitement.

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A year passed and maybe more and then through the swingin' doors
Came a young cowboy so tall and so handsomely dressed
This one was new in town, hadn't been seen around
He was so different, he wasn't like all of the rest;
Feleena danced close to him, then threw a rose to him
Quickly he walked to her table and there he sat down
And in a day or so, wherever folks would go
They'd see this young cowboy, showin' Feelena the town

Six weeks he went with her, each minute spent with her
But he was insanely jealous of glances she'd give
Inside he was a-hurtin', from all of her flirtin'
That was her nature and that was the way that she lived;
Although she loved him, she flirted anyway, regardless of the fact that she knew it hurt him. This was a dysfunctional relationship on both sides.

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Whether the killing was murder or self defense depends on the nature of this challenge. If the challenge was, say, the singer telling his rival something like, "Get the hell away from my girlfriend," it would be self-defense. If, on the other hand, he approached his rival with his hand on his gun and said, "Get the hell away from my girlfriend or I'll shoot you," it would be murder (and the rival would have been acting in self defense when he went for his gun).

The song doesn't get into these details. It's clear that the singer realizes immediately that he's made a big mistake, and that the townspeople think it was murder.
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It's clear that the singer realizes immediately that he's made a big mistake, and that the townspeople think it was murder.
I doubt that the townspeople would be so quick to take sides on behalf of someone who just rode into town, vs someone who had been there six weeks. More likely the posse was made up of friends of the victim, who just wanted revenge for the killing whether it was self defense or not. And if anyone in the song committed murder, it was the members of the posse. The cowboy wasn't trying to escape, but to return to Feleena.

There's a bit of discrepancy in the timing of the cowboy's return. In El Paso, it's implied that he stays away for some time.

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It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden
My love is stronger than my fear of death.
In Feleena, it's the next day:

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Quickly she ran to the door, that was facin' the pass
She saw her cowboy, her wild-ridin' cowboy
Low in the saddle, her cowboy was ridin' in fast;
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You're really invested in this, against all logic. Did Marty Robbins kill your dog or something.
B.B. King's tour bus ran over my wife's neighbor's German Shepard.
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I doubt that the townspeople would be so quick to take sides on behalf of someone who just rode into town, vs someone who had been there six weeks. More likely the posse was made up of friends of the victim, who just wanted revenge for the killing whether it was self defense or not. And if anyone in the song committed murder, it was the members of the posse. The cowboy wasn't trying to escape, but to return to Feleena.

There's a bit of discrepancy in the timing of the cowboy's return. In El Paso, it's implied that he stays away for some time.



In Feleena, it's the next day:
Yes, but the next day makes more sense since why would there be a posse waiting if it had been some time? Esp a 17 man posse.

That always made me wonder, how long is a posse gonna sit outside of town and wait for a man who committed manslaughter and horse theft? (with horse theft possibly the worse crime).

But now the sequel song clarifies this and makes sense.

In El Paso "Back in El Paso my life would be worthless.
Everything's gone in life; nothing is left.
It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden
My love is stronger than my fear of death."


"It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden" could well be the next day for this love smitten dude.
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Come a little Bit closer is kinda similar:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0JlLOmphjQ
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"It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden" could well be the next day for this love smitten dude.
Actually, he must have started back the same night he fled:

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Riding alone in the dark.
But then the guy seems like he might be ADHD....

If the posse is waiting for him, it does seem that the next day makes more sense.
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He got "Out to the badlands of New Mexico" and back in a couple of days? Both the Zuni-Banderas malpais and the Carrizozo malpais are a significant distance from El Paso.

As a critic once said of Louis L'Amour's writings, "He had strange ideas about how far a horse could travel in a day."
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I only know it because the Grateful Dead played it live about 350 times.
Actually, they only played it once. There was just a LOT of improv and jammin' thrown in.
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