Marty Robbins… (El Paso Part..2) “Feleena” 1966 with Lyrics

Published on Dec 11, 2013

This is song 2 of the El Paso trilogy… In 1966, Robbins recorded “Feleena (From El Paso)”, telling the life story of Feleena, the “Mexican girl” from “El Paso”, in a third-person narrative
Part 1… “El Paso” 1959
Part 3… “El Paso City” 1976

Out in New Mexico, many long years ago
There in a shack on the desert, one night in a storm
Amid streaks of lightnin’ and loud desert thunder
To a young Mexican couple, a baby was born

Just as the baby cried, thunder and lightnin’ died
Moon gave it’s light to the world and the stars did the same
Mother and father, both proud of the daughter
That Heaven had sent them, Feleena was this baby’s name

When she was seventeen, bothered by crazy dreams
She ran away from the shack and left them to roam
Father and mother, both asked one another
What made her run away, what made Feleena leave home

Tired of the desert nights, fatherly grieved to strife
She ran away late one night in the moon’s golden gleam
She didn’t know where she’d go but she’d get there
And she would find happiness if she would follow her dream

After she ran away, she went to Santa Fe
And in the year that she stayed there, she learned about life
In just a little while she learned that with a smile
She could have pretty clothes, she could be any man’s wife

Rich men romanced her, they dined and they danced her
She understood men and she treated them all just the same
A form that was fine and rare, dark shining glossy hair
Lovely to look at, Feleena was this woman’s name

Restless in Santa Fe, she had to get away
To any town where the lights had a much brighter glow
One cowboy mentioned the town of El Paso
They never stopped dancin’ and money like whiskey would flow

She bought one way a ticket from Santa Fe
Three days and nights on a stage with a rest now and then
She didn’t mind that she knew she would find that
Her new life would be more exciting than where she had been

The stage made it’s last stop, up there on the mountain top
To let her see all the lights at the foot of the hill
Her world was brighter and deep down inside her
An uncontrolled beating her young heart just wouldn’t be still

She got a hotel room at the Lily Belle
Quickly she changed to a form fitting black satin dress
Every man stopped to stare, at this form fine and rare
Even the women remarked of the charm she possessed

Dancin’ and laughter, was what she was after
And Rosa’s Cantina had lights with love in the gleam
That’s what she hunted and that’s what she wanted
Rosa’s was one place, a nice girl would never be seen

It was the same way, it was back in Santa Fe
Men would make fools of themselves at the thought of romance
Rosa took heed of the place was in need of
This kind of excitement, so she paid Feleena to dance

A year passed and maybe more and then through the swingin’ doors
Came a young cowboy so tall and so handsomely dressed
This one was new in town, hadn’t been seen around
He was so different, he wasn’t like all of the rest

Feleena danced close to him, then threw a rose to him
Quickly he walked to her table and there he sat down
And in a day or so, wherever folks would go
They’d see this young cowboy, showin’ Feleena the town

Six weeks he went with her, each minute spent with her
But he was insanely jealous of glances she’d give
Inside he was a hurtin’, from all of her flirtin’
That was her nature and that was the way that she lived

She flirted one night, it started a gun fight
And after the smoke cleared away on the floor lay a man
Feleena’s young lover had shot down another
And he had to leave there, so out through the back door he ran

The next day at five o’clock, she heart a rifle shot
Quickly she ran to the door that was facin’ the pass
She saw her cowboy, her wild ridin’ cowboy
Low in the saddle, her cowboy was ridin’ in fast

She ran to meet him to kiss and to greet him
He saw her and motioned her back with a wave of his hand
Bullets were flyin’, Feleena was cryin’
As she saw him fall from the saddle and into the sand

Feleena knelt near him to hold and to hear him
When she felt the warm blood that flowed from the wound in his side
He raised to kiss her and she heard him whisper
“Never forget me, Feleena it’s over, goodbye”

Quickly she grabbed for the six gun that he wore
And screamin’ in anger and placin’ the gun to her breast
Bury us both deep and maybe we’ll find peace
And pullin’ the trigger, she fell ‘cross the dead cowboy’s chest

Out in El Paso, whenever the wind blows
If you listen closely at night, you’ll hear in the wind
A woman is cryin’, it’s not the wind sighin’
Old timer’s tell you, Feleena is callin’ for him

You’ll hear them talkin’ and you’ll hear them walkin’
You’ll hear them laugh and you’ll look but there’s no one around
Don’t be alarmed, there is really no harm there
It’s only the young cowboy, showin’ Feleena the town

OMG I had never heard this. My fault, of course, for not keeping up at all but, wow… and it made me cry!

Marty Robbins… (El Paso Part..3) “El Paso City” 1976 with Lyrics

Published on Dec 11, 2013

This is song 3 of the El Paso Trilogy (and my favorite)… “El Paso City” was released 1976, in which the narrator is on an airplane over El Paso and remembers a song he had heard “long ago”, proceeding to summarize the original “El Paso” story. “I don’t recall who sang the song”, he sings, but he feels a supernatural connection to the story: “could it be that I could be the cowboy in this mystery”, he asks, suggesting a past life.
….. Listen to all three parts here…..
Part 1… “El Paso” 1959
Part 2… “Feleena” 1966

From thirty thousand feet above
The desert floor, I see it there below
A city with a legend
The west Texas city of El Paso

Where long ago, I heard a song
About a Texas cowboy and a girl
And a little place called Rosa’s
Where he used to go and watch this beauty whirl

I don’t recall who sang the song
But I recall the story that I heard
And as I look down on the city
I remember each and every word

The singer sang about a jealous cowboy
And the way he used a gun
To kill another cowboy
Then he had to leave El Paso on the run

El Paso City by the Rio Grande
The cowboy lived and rode away
But love was strong, he couldn’t stay
He rode back just to die in that El Paso sand

El Paso City by the Rio Grande
I try not to let you cross my mind
But still I find there’s such a mystery
In the song that I don’t understand

My mind is down there somewhere
As I fly above the badlands of New Mexico
I can’t explain why I should know
The very trail he rode back to El Paso

Can it be that man can disappear
From life and live another time
And does the mystery deepen ’cause you think
That you yourself lived in that other time

Somewhere in my deepest thoughts
Familiar scenes and memories unfold
These wild and unexplained emotions
That I’ve had so long but I have never told

Like every time I fly up through the heavens
And I see you there below
I get the feeling sometime
In another world I lived in El Paso

El Paso City by the Rio Grande
Could it be that I could be
The cowboy in this mystery
That died there in that desert sand so long ago

El Paso City by the Rio Grande
A voice tells me to go and see
Another voice keeps tellin’ me
Maybe death awaits me in El Paso
El Paso City

I wonder why the need was felt for these two … but I think they are pretty nice and they are hitting some sort of strong emotional knot in my head.




Yes! Hahahaha! Science!

Science, in the form of astronomical research, has confirmed, to the delight of little boys everywhere…

that… Uranus surrounded by fart clouds

Awesome. But, really, we all knew this, didn’t we? I think it has been known for a long time… even by the people who named the planet with such an accurate (cough, cough) description…

Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, has held a vital (and smelly) secret of the solar system for decades. An international team of researchers reported on Monday that they’ve discovered evidence that Uranus holds one of the most unpleasant-smelling chemicals known to humankind. “They found hydrogen sulfide, the odiferous gas that most people avoid, in Uranus’s cloud tops,” according to a press release from Gemini Observatory, a high-power telescope atop a Hawaiian volcano.

Another take:…




Los Tigres Del Norte – En Que Falle

Published on Feb 2, 2010

Music video by Los Tigres Del Norte performing En Que Falle. (C) 2002 Los Tigres Del Norte, Inc. Exclusively licensed in the United States to Fonovisa

La Jaula De Oro

Los Tigres del Norte – Topic
Published on Nov 7, 2014

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America

La Jaula De Oro · Los Tigres Del Norte

Jaula De Oro

℗ 1984 Los Tigres Del Norte, Inc. Exclusive License to Fonovisa, A Division Of UMG Recordings Inc.

Released on: 1984-01-01

Author, Composer: Enrique Franco
Music Publisher: TN Ediciones Musicales

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La Mesa Del Rincon

Los Tigres del Norte – Topic
Published on Aug 23, 2016

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America

La Mesa Del Rincon · Los Tigres Del Norte

Los Dos Plebes

℗ 1994 Los Tigres Del Norte, Inc., Under Exclusive License To Fonovisa Records

Author, Composer: Teodoro Bello Jaimes
Music Publisher: Chebe Music Corporation OBO Bello Musical
Music Publisher: TN Ediciones Musicales

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This rad band is new to me… i found them because their show at Folsom Prison 50 years after Johnnys was the lead in a Live2Play newsletter that arrived today.

50 Years After Johnny Cash, Los Tigres Del Norte Perform At Folsom Prison

April 18, 2018 6:33 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered

Here is the excellent article which also has great pictures: los-tigres-del-norte-perform-at-folsom-prison-50-years-after-johnny-cash

Listen to the 5:47 npr piece about the band and the show … worth it!

I think they are great and I am not surprised to hear they have sold 30 million records. I am surprised that they are new to me, though.




Marty Robbins… (Long Version) “El Paso” 1959 with Lyrics

Published on Dec 11, 2013

“El Paso” was originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959… It is the first song of the El Paso trilogy…

….. Listen to all three parts here…..
Part 2… “Feleena” 1966
Part 3… “El Paso City” 1976

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
I fell in love with a Mexican girl
Night-time would find me in Rosa’s Cantina
Music would play and Feleena would whirl

Blacker than night were the eyes of Feleena
Wicked and evil while casting a spell
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden
I was in love but in vain, I could tell

One night a wild young cowboy came in
Wild as the West Texas wind
Dashing and daring
A drink he was sharing
With wicked Feleena
The girl that I loved

So in anger I
Challenged his right for the love of this maiden
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore
My challenge was answered in less than a heart-beat
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor

Just for a moment I stood there in silence
Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done
Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there
I had but one chance and that was to run

Out through the back door of Rosa”s I ran
Out where the horses were tied
I caught a good one
It looked like it could run
Up on its back
And away I did ride

Just as fast as I
Could from the West Texas town of El Paso
Out to the bad-lands of New Mexico

Back in El Paso my life would be worthless
Everything’s gone in life nothing is left
It’s been so long since I’ve seen the young maiden
My love is stronger than my fear of death

I saddled up and away I did go
Riding alone in the dark
Maybe tomorrow
A bullet may find me
Tonight nothing’s worse than this
Pain in my heart

And at last here I
Am on the hill overlooking El Paso
I can see Rosa’s Cantina below
My love is strong and it pushes me onward
Down off the hill to Feleena I go

Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys
Off to my left ride a dozen or more
Shouting and shooting I can’t let them catch me
I have to make it to Rosa’s back door

Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side
Though I am trying
To stay in the saddle
I’m getting weary
Unable to ride

But my love for
Feleena is strong and I rise where I’ve fallen
Though I am weary I can’t stop to rest
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest

From out of nowhere Feleena has found me
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side
Cradled by two loving arms that I’ll die for
One little kiss and Feleena, good-bye

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Another ballad from my yoot… such a beautiful piece… in itself and in the perfection of the performance.

God, those were the days.



Frankie Laine – Rawhide (Original 1958 Single Version)

Michael McKenna
Published on Feb 28, 2013

This is the original recording of Frankie Laine’s “Rawhide” from June 19, 1958.  He did a vocal overdub on December 28, 1960 which was in stereo and included in his album “Hell Bent For Leather”.

R A W H I D E Opening Theme

Published on Sep 17, 2011

S1 E3 Popular T.V. Western Series starring a young Clint Eastwood. 1959-1965

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Keep movin’, movin’, movin’,
Though they’re disapprovin’,
Keep them doggies movin’ Rawhide!
Don’t try to understand ’em,
Just rope and throw and grab ’em,
Soon we’ll be living high and wide.
Boy my heart’s calculatin’
My true love will be waitin’, be waiting at the end of my ride.

Move ’em on, head ’em up,
Head ’em up, move ’em out,
Move ’em on, head ’em out Rawhide!
Set ’em out, ride ’em in
Ride ’em in, let ’em out,
Cut ’em out, ride ’em in Rawhide.

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Though the streams are swollen
Keep them dogies rollin’
Rain and wind and weather
Hell-bent for leather
Wishin’ my gal was by my side.
All the things I’m missin’,
Good vittles, love, and kissin’,
Are waiting at the end of my ride

Move ’em on, head ’em up
Head ’em up, move ’em on
Move ’em on, head ’em up
Count ’em out, ride ’em in,
Ride ’em in, count ’em out,
Count ’em out, ride ’em in

Keep movin’, movin’, movin’
Though they’re disapprovin’
Keep them dogies movin’
Don’t try to understand ’em
Just rope, throw, and brand ’em
Soon we’ll be living high and wide.
My hearts calculatin’
My true love will be waitin’,
Be waitin’ at the end of my ride.


A much loved theme of my yoot … and it definitely still is today, eh.



Oh man. I was just reading a thread on the horrific van murder mayhem in Toronto when I ran across a post that describes a major, yet underlying, chunk of the total failure that is your host.

posted by Aazadan, Member, Registered: 8/16/2012
posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 02:28 PM

{…snip} It’s that they believe they should have a certain lifestyle… money, significant others, work, friends, and all the rest. But they don’t actually have the personality to do this. More than sex, having a girlfriend is the biggest part of it I think.

Interestingly there’s a huge cross section of people in this group, who will also have very promiscous gay sex just to try and have some physical intimacy in their lives, even though they’re not gay.

More than sex, the problem is that a huge segment of this community gets very wound up over fringe issues, have no social skills, and expect the world to give them everything. For all the millennial snowflake BS that gets tossed around, I think that’s actually a good label for the incel crowd.

That entered and said, I would never even think of killing people like that… those people were just going about their lives. I couldn’t do it. I have thought of cutting my stay short, but while that used to involve thoughts of driving into bridge abutments, even that level of violence is gone… I will just lay down in the wood and be a nutrient for the forest animals.

Now, there are places that should be destroyed in toto to help the world heal, like the Dimona horror factory but there aren’t a vast number of them. Or, maybe there are vast numbers. We need to get rid of evil.

But gosh, those paras struck a nerve. I have been battling exactly that (with modifications) for most of my life. I have no social skills. At all. Yes, I am polite and can hold a convo, but I have no tools for obtaining a significant other.

And that is all I really want.

I also know it is never going to happen.




Project Horizon: America’s Cold War Moon Base (Almost) — Colin’s Last Stand (Episode 17)

Colin’s Last Stand
Published on May 30, 2017

In 1959, the American Department of Defense wrote more than 400 classified pages investigating whether it could build a fully functioning lunar base by 1966. This is the story of Project Horizon.

Project Horizon’s Declassified Reports:

Part I:…

Part II:…

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Still images in this video were acquired from the following sources, for which Colin’s Last Stand is thankful: Den of Geeks,, IGN, NASA, Wikimedia, and Wikipedia.

Bibliography/Reading List:

Explorer I Details:…

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Sputnik I Details:…

Sputnik II Details:…

The Manhattan Project Details:…

The Soviet Union’s Lunar Plans:…

What Happened to Laika?:

Don’t know about ‘almost’…I am pretty sure it’s up there. It was scheduled to be ready in 1966.

It would certainly explain all the fruit.

Note that these illustrations are just for, um, illustration… the actual facilities would be built underground.







The db Systems DB-1A. Made in New Hampshire. 0.0008% distortion. Wanted one for over 30 years now.

And while we’re at it…


Empirical Labs

@EmpiricalLabs Apr 17

This #distressortuesday is brought to you by @houstnwehavuhoh ・・・
Everybody loves a lil bit of outboard. One of our four racks. Best part? We actually have SIX @empiricallabs Distressors. Even better part? Pac-Man came with from my home space. Need I…

Gosh. Six… Loveliness.

I often regret never being able to have anything like any of this.

Mental health is important.




powerful illustration by haremmalik (artist)

Be on your guard, folks…


North American Dogman Project 12-2-17 – Jedediah Smith redwoods state park California – Hiker encountered Dogman off trail interacting with other screaming hikers. The eyewitness saw a large black dogman and snapped a few photos.


North American Dogman Project 12-2-17 – Crop from the above Jedediah Smith redwoods state park California photo.


North American Dogman Project Possible Dogman track – West Virginia 12/2018

That is one big doggie, I imagine you’d probably tend to agree… the notorious Werewolf… Dogman… Loup Garou!

Be careful out there.


ETA: Just saw this over at the NADP. Being familiar with the frequently breathtaking size of the moose … I think the animal on the left would be a profound way to go.




Locos Del Rally
January 4

via Jean Louis Lebreton!

Yep. Rally is loco.

Thing is, though, it’s normal for them, see?!

These men and women are wired different. Can’t help but hold them in awe.

Like those motorbikers.

Thrills. Many!



Ha! Go Hungary!

We get the ever-lovin’ horror, though! I can not believe people are letting them do this. WHY do they let them do this?

Weird, willful slavery to folks who want… in a word… Control. Don’t let them have any. None.

It’s like I’ve landed in a God damn alternate universe and it’s scaring me no end. I mean, Jeezus H. Christ in the Andes, at least Spock looked different! And I haven’t even come close to figuring my world out yet.

This stuff makes me think of the young folks I love and I really do not think this sort of government-sanctioned child abuse will stick but if it does it will hurt them badly. Worse than our lot, for sure. On the other hand, happily, I see in the ones I know an ability to see through this sort of insanity.

There is hope.

But this sort of thing needs to never get this far.

It’s not natural.



Twisted Squid: Gulf of Mexico 2018

Published on Apr 19, 2018

Described by our resident cephalopod expert as “probably the most bizarre squid I’ve ever seen,” we encountered this unusual squid while exploring an unnamed mound at a depth of ~850 meters (2,790 feet) during Dive 04 of the Gulf of Mexico 2018 expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.

Its arms were folded back in what may be a defensive posture, but to such an extreme degree, it had lost its squid-like appearance.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2018.

Learn more about the expedition here:…


The squid was found upside down near an undersea mound, at a depth of about 2,790 feet While exploring the depths of Gulf of Mexico, researchers stumbled across an unusual creature. It is a squid with blood red body and a set of pointy horns. The strange squid was captured on April 17 by the crew of NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer during a scientific voyage studying an ocean area never explored before. The mission has been conducting both scientific research and capturing images of deep-sea habitats in the western Gulf of Mexico that likely found nowhere else.


The identity of the squid is still a mystery. Some suggest that it belongs to Discoteuthis as its body and limb shape somewhat resembles squids of this genus. But there is a possibility that it could be an entirely new species. The squid was discovered at the depths of about 2,790 feet. When the creature was observed, it was curled inward in a very dramatic manner and its arms were folded as if in a defensive posture. NOAA biologist Mike Vecchione describes this squid as “probably the most bizarre squid I’ve ever seen.” The appearance and behavior of the squid is so strange that it does not even look like a squid at first glance.

Is this cool or what? What is with the “horns”?

The ocean. We should use the war money for exploring the ocean.

We know so little about it! That is actually not a good reflection on our species, is it? That we know slightly above jack sh!t about our own ocean.

As DAVID64 Wheres the Ka-boom? Member Registered: 7/9/2008 Location: The CrossTime Saloon Mood: Just waiting said in Mysterious Squid with Horns Spotted in the Gulf of Mexico, “71% of the Earth is covered in water and we keep looking for aliens out there.”




Alien Files Unsealed (UFO) 5h 30m series edited together

Published on Feb 1, 2018

Alien Files series edited together by me without all the annoying breaks or adverts. Continuously flowing non-stop for 5h 30m.


I have not watched this yet, folks, just so you know, but gortex posted it so I am trusting that it is okay to watch. Good man, our gortex, you know? He is one of us.

Knight of Ni
Registered: 8/16/2009
Location: Valles Marineris
Mood: Variable
Member was on ATS
5 minutes ago

In 2014 the History channel broadcast a series of programs examining the vault of government files released in 2011 , this video contains the episodes of Alien Files Unsealed.
If you’re into UFOs and binge watching this is for you.

I should say here that UFOs got me into Forteana, with one of them being in my eyeball’s range at the tender age of ten, in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Summer 1965.

I have been blessed to have had several other sightings since then over the years, including one in broad daylight. My last was in 2007 (in the Gulf of Texaco, from up on the back deck of a cruise ship at night, about an hour out of Belize).

I don’t get out much these days. Noted is the continuing state of decline of my eyeballs, only kept active by the wonders of chemistry. So, darnitol, I might not notice if one was even there… I have no peripheral vision, nearly whatsoever.

I also can take or leave the alien theory. Mostly leave, but… As Stanton used to say, God rest his Soul, (paraphrasing), “Some UFOs are alien spaceships.” Sure why not and a good ole “Maybe so … maybe not.”

Time’ll tell.

Or not.

Anyway… here this is… definitely need to watch it in several small helpings.



Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12:50am

Happy 78th birthday to AstrudGilberto. She will always be forever young as the Girl From Ipanema

I love this song… one of my top ten of all time I am quite sure … its just so perfect. As is Astrud and her wondrous performance.

Relax and savor.



John Mayall “Room To Move” (2017)

The Iridium

The legendary JOHN MAYALL is returning to the Iridium for three nights: SEPTEMBER 21st, 22nd & 23rd! Tickets can be purchased here:

For a little taste, here’s a recent clip of John performing his classic 1970 track”Room To Move”, which is always a delicious treat.

Often referred to as “The Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall has an impressive musical career that spans over 50 years. The English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter founded the band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 1960’s—a band whose members included many celebrated blues and blues rock guitarists, such as: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and Buddy Whittington.

Attracted by the West Coast climate and culture, Mayall then made his permanent move from England to Los Angeles in 1969 and began forming bands with American musicians. Throughout the next three decades, Mayall became further revered for his many jazz/rock/blues innovations featuring such notable performers as Blue Mitchell, Red Holloway, Larry Taylor, and Harvey Mandel. Mayall’s popularity continued with a succession of dynamic albums including the Grammy-nominated “Wake Up Call” that featured guest artists Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Albert Collins and Mick Taylor.

What this man’s done for music is simply huge.

Please… savor!



I wish I had NOT listened to my doctor.

These government commiedemtrolls are making me feel like some sort of criminal.

Now they want me to travel far by some unknown means to a doctor and I will have to pay for it.

Not happening.

I am threatened with stoppage of my benefits if I do not go.

We shall see if the do.

It just effing wants to make me hurl.


none here, though