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Marty Robbin's song... El Paso City
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Dan    Posted 04-28-2003 at 16:26:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you suppose its a true story and that he really was afraid to go back there. Never seen any thing in an interview, or is it just a good western song?


Hal/WA    Posted 04-28-2003 at 22:58:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sure miss Marty. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs remains one of my favorite albums. I replaced the vinyl with the CD the first time I saw it in the record store. Sure wish I had ever had the chance to see Marty in person. What a great voice!


screaminghollow    Posted 04-29-2003 at 11:53:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I actually saw him in concert at the Dade County Fair, (Fla.) in March 1975 The following year they had Tom T. Hall. Best of all, the concerts were free.


Alberta Mike    Posted 04-28-2003 at 17:43:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
"Out in the West Texas town of El Paso, I fell in love with a Mexican girl. Nightime would find me in Rosa's cantina, music would play and Falina would whirl". I remember the song well, we made a little skit in Junior High drama class built around the song playing in the background. Sure did love that music.


Dan    Posted 04-28-2003 at 20:43:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wrong song Mike, I'm talking about the one that he recorded in circa 1978, in it he is flying in a plane looking down on El Paso, recalling the adventure in the song you are talking about. The first one you mentioned is called "El Paso" The later one is "El Paso City".


Alberta Mike    Posted 04-29-2003 at 05:28:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well there you go, a guy learns something new every day here on Country Talk. To be honest I never did hear the song you're referring to, guess I was away from country music in those days.


Dave 2N    Posted 04-29-2003 at 11:38:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
An all-time great song by a great singer. He left us too soon.


Herkimer Neely    Posted 04-28-2003 at 18:26:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I saw that skit!! Didn't you play the "Handsome Young Stranger?"


Alberta Mike    Posted 04-29-2003 at 05:31:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hermicker you old devil, there you go again spreading bad rumors. We both know that role was played by none other than our old friend Rufus Windrow. I was the bartender ... my drama teacher Mrs. Porges made me keep a good supply of her favorite Greek liquours in stock. Man, those were the days. And that "nope" guy below was in the play but he just emptied out the spitoons, he wasn't the handsome young stranger at all.


nope    Posted 04-28-2003 at 18:43:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
i did ,


Randy    Posted 04-28-2003 at 17:20:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When I was a younger man and going across country every year on a motorcycle I was lucky enough to see him in concert. In San Antonio and he came out riding on the back of a big white Caddy. Great time.


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