Tonight We Ride

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Tom Russell

Thomas George "Tom" Russell (born March 5, 1947/1948[dubious – discuss]) is an American singer-songwriter. Although most strongly identified with the Texas Country music tradition, his music also incorporates elements of folk, Tex-Mex, and the cowboy music of the American West. Many of his songs … more »

Panco Villa crossed the border in the year of ought sixteen
The people of Columbus still hear him riding through their dreams
He killed seventeen civilians you could hear the women scream
 Blackjack Pershing on a dancing horse was waiting in the wings 

 Tonight we ride, tonight we ride
We'll skin ole Pancho Villa, make chaps out of his hide
 Shoot his horse, Siete Leguas, and his twenty-seven bride  Tonight we ride, tonight we ride

We rode for three long years till Blackjack Pershing called it quits 
When Jackie wasn't lookin' I stole his fine spade bit
It was tied upon his stallion, so I rode away on it
To the wild Chihuahuan desert, so dry you couldn't spit

 Tonight we ride, you bastards dare
We'll kill the wild Apache for the bounty on his hair
Then we'll ride into Durango, climb up the whorehouse stairs
 Tonight we ride, Tonight we ride

When I'm too damn old to sit a horse, I'll steal the warden's car
 Break my ass out of this prison, leave my teeth there in a jar
You don't need no teeth for kissin' gals or smokin' cheap cigars
I'll sleep with one eye open, 'neath God's celestial stars

 Tonight we rock, Tonight we roll
We'll rob the Juarez liquor store for the Reposado Gold
And if we drink ourselves to death, ain't that the cowboy way to go?

 Tonight we ride, tonight we ride
 Tonight we fly, we're headin' west
 Toward the mountains and the ocean where the eagle makes his nest
If our bones bleach on the desert, we'll consider we are blessed  Tonight we ride, Tonight we ride

 Tonight we ride, tonight we ride.

Written by: TOM RUSSELL


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