Song Information for Red Headed Stranger

Song Title:Red Headed Stranger
Artist:Nelson, Willie
Hits:77
{t:Red Headed Stranger}
 {st:Willie Nelson}
 
 By Willie Nelson
 Album: Red Headed Stranger
 Tabbed by Larry Mofle
 
 The [D]red-headed stranger from Blue Rock, Montana
 Rode into town one [A]day
 And [D]under his knees was a raging black stallion
 And [E7]walkin' behind was a [A]bay
 The [D]red-headed stranger had eyes like thunder
 And lips that were sad and [A]tight
 His [D]little lost love lay as[G]leep on the hillside
 And his [A]heart was heavy as [D]night
 
 Chorus:
 So don't [G]cross him, don't boss him
 He's [D]wild in his sorrow
 He's ridin' and he's hidin' his [A]pain
 Don't [G]fight him, don't spite him
 Just [D]wait 'til tomorrow
 [A]Maybe he'll ride on ag[D]ain
 
 A yellow-haired lady leaned out of her window
 And watched as he passed her way
 And she drew back in fear at the sight of the stallion
 But cast greedy eyes on the bay
 But how could she know that the dancin' bay pony
 Meant more to him than life
 For this was the horse that his little lost darlin'
 Had ridden when she was his wife
 
 Chorus
 
 
 The yellow-haired lady went down to the tavern
 And looked up the stranger there
 He bought her a drink, and he gave her some money
 But he just didn't seem to care
 She followed him out as he saddled his stallion
 And laughed as she grabbed at the bay
 He shot her so quick, they had no time to warn her
 She never heard anyone say
 
 Chorus
 
 The yellow-haired lady was buried at sunset
 The stranger went free, of course
 For you can't hang a man for killin' a woman
 Who's tryin' to steal your horse
 Now this is the tale of the red-headed stranger
 And if he should pass your way
 Stay out of the path of the raging black stallion
 And don't lay a hand on the bay
 
 Chorus