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    "Big Iron" Lyrics

    Johnny Cash

    To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
    Hardly spoke to folks around him didn't have too much to say
    No one dared to ask his business, no one dared to make a slip
    For the stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip
    Big iron on his hip

    It was early in the mornin' when he rode into the town
    He came riding from the south side slowly lookin' all around
    He's an outlaw loose and runnin' came the whisper from each lip
    And he's here to do some business with the big iron on his hip
    Big iron on his hip

    In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red
    Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead
    He was vicious and a killer, though a youth of twenty-four
    And the notches on his pistol numbered one and nineteen more
    One and nineteen more

    Now the stranger started talking made it plain to folks around
    He was an Arizona ranger wouldn't be too long in town
    He came here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead
    And he said it didn't matter he was after Texas Red
    After Texas Red

    The mornin' passed so quickly, it was time for them to meet
    It was twenty past eleven when they walked out in the street
    Folks were watchin' from their windows, everybody held their breath
    They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death
    Was about to meet his death

    There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their play
    And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about today
    Texas Red had not cleared leather when a bullet fairly ripped
    And the ranger's aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip
    The big iron on his hip

    Big iron, big iron
    When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip
    The big iron on his hip
    This song was submitted on June 16th, 2011 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Martin Robinson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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