Fandom

LyricWiki

Jim Reeves:The Streets Of Laredo Lyrics

1,868,688pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

StarIconGreen
LangIcon
The Streets of Laredo

This song is by Jim Reeves and appears on the album Tall Tales and Short Tempers (1961).

As I walked out in the streets of Laredo
As I walked out in Laredo one day
I saw a young cowboy all dressed in white linen
Dressed in white linen as cold as the clay.

So beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
Play the death march as you carry me along
Take me to the green valley, they'll lay the sod o'er me
For I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong.

Once in a saddle I used to go dashing
Once in a saddle I used to go gay
First to the courthouse and lay down the roses
But I'm shot in the breast and I'm dyin' today.

Bring sixteen tall cowboys to carry my casket
Ten pretty women to sing me a song
Take me to the green valley they'll lay the sod o'er me
For I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong.

Please beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
Play the death march as you carry me along
Take me to the green valley, they'll lay the sod o'er me
For I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong...

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki