Tom Russell - East Texas Red lyrics

Artists: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

Lyrics > T > Tom Russell

Tom Russell - East Texas Red

(Woddy Guthrie)

Down in the scrub oak country
to the southeast Texas Gulf
There used to ride a brakeman,

a brakeman double tough.
He worked the town of Kilgore,
and Longview twelve miles down,
And the travellers all said
little East Texas Red
he was the meanest bull around.

If you rode by night or the broad daylight
in the wintery wind or the sun,
You would always see little East Texas Red
just a sportin' his smooth-runnin gun.
And the tale got switched down the stems and mains,
and everybody said
That the meanest bull
on them shiney irons
was that little East Texas Red.

It was on a cold and a windy morn'
it was along towards nine or ten,
A couple of boys on the hunt of a job
they stood that blizzardy wind.
Hungry and cold they knocked on the doors
of the workin' people around
For a piece of meat
and a carrot or spud just a boil of stew around.

East Texas Red come down the line
and he swung off that old number two.
He kicked their bucket over a bush
and he dumped out all of their stew.
The travellers said, "Little East Texas Red,
you better get your business straight
Cause you're gonna ride
your little black train just one year from today."

Well Red he laughed and he climbed the bank
and he swung on the side of a wheeler,
The boys caught a tanker to Seminole
then west to Amarillo.
They caught them a job of oil-field work
and followed a pipeline down.
It took them lots of places
before that year
had rolled around.

Then on a cold and windy day
they caught them a Gulf-bound train.
They shivered and shook with the dough in their clothes
to the scrub oak flats again,
With their warm suits of clothes and overcoats
they walked into a store.
They paid that man
for some meat and stuff
just a boil of stew once more.

The ties they tracked down that cinder dump
and they come to the same old spot
Where East Texas Red just a year ago
had dumped their last stew pot.
Well, the smoke of their fire went higher and higher
and Red come down the line.
With his head tucked low in the wintery wind
he waved old number nine.
He walked on down through the jungle yard
and he came to the same old spot
And there was the same two men again
around that same stew pot.

Red went to his kness and he hollered
"Please, don't pull your trigger on me.
I did not get my business straight."
But he did not get his say.
A gun wheeled out of an overcoat
and it played that old one two,
And Red was dead when the other two men
sat down to eat their stew.

Rating: 4.0/5 (2 votes)

Top songs by Tom Russell

  Tom Russell - East Texas Red
  Tom Russell - Tonight We Ride
  Tom Russell - Lily, Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hearts
  Tom Russell - El Paso
  Tom Russell - Old Blue
  Tom Russell - Seven Curses
  Tom Russell - Blue Wing
What do you think about this song?

Your name:
Where are you from?
Please enter the code:

Most popular lyrics of this week

1. (1) Bring Me The Horizon - (i Used To Make Out With) Medusa
2. (4) Eagles - Ol' 55
3. (15) Kate Ryan - Ella Elle L'a
4. (14) Shane , Shane - Yearn
5. (3) The Diplomats - Hey Ma (remix)
6. (23) Missy Elliott - Icky Vicky
7. (21) Henceforth - Nervous Breakdown
8. (8) Miami Mass Choir - It Is For Me (what God Has 4 Me)
9. (13) New Jersey Mass Choir - Hiding Place
10. (2) Fluent - Jack In A Bottle
11. (7) Smokie - Don't Play Your Rock'N'Roll To Me
12. (9) Hot Banditoz - Veo Veo
13. (14) Boney M - Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)
14. (-) Chris Cornell - Steel Rain
15. (-) Chris Rea - Lucky Day
16. (29) Aaron Soul - Ring Ring Ring
17. (-) Ciao Mama - S.o.s
18. (-) Straight Gate Mass Choir - I'll Praise
19. (-) Lucienne Delyle - Charmaine
20. (95) Nora - Desa Tercinta

Top songs
Recently added song lyrics

Jim Dawson - I Should Have Known Better
Amy Correia - Life Is Beautiful
5th Dimension - Together Let's Find Love
Elvis Costello - Where Is The Love
Kitty Wells - If My Heart Had Windows
The Dead Will Rise - The Dead Crawl The Living Walk
Jose Alfredo Jimenez - Si Nos Dejan
Jose Alfredo Jimenez - Te Solte La Rienda
Jimmy Buffett - Hippolyte's Habitat (qui Moun' Qui)
Ancient Ceremony - Brides Ghostly Grace
Kenny Loggins - My Father's House
Jimmy Nail - Laura
Knightowl - If You Want To Try
Knightowl - Im On The Outside Lookin In
Jimmy Somerville - Junk
Knockout - Think Twice
Andy Williams - Holly
The Alarm - Walk Forever By My Side
Joss Stone - Young At Heart
Kiss - Great Expectations



Tom Russell - East Texas Red and all other song lyrics on this site are property and copyright of their respective owners and are provided for educational and informative use only. All song texts are personal interpretations of real songs and has no concern to the original texts. All music videos are from Youtube. We don't have any video on our server, this is only an automatic search for videos hosted on Youtube. If you like the song, please buy relative CD.

paroles song text zodziai versuri klipas letra dalszöveg liedertexte paroles letras musicas teks lagu lyrics versuri letra teksti laulusonad mp3 dalszöveg download lirik müzik zeneszöveg teksto zene dziesmu
Contact us    Privacy Policy    Terms of Use