Streets of Laredo Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around cover art
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As I walked out on the streets of Laredo.
As I walked out on Laredo one day,
I spied a poor cowboy wrapped in white linen,
Wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay.

"I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy."
These words he did say as I boldly walked by.
"Come an' sit down beside me an' hear my sad story.
"I'm shot in the breast an' I know I must die."

"It was once in the saddle, I used to go dashing.
"Once in the saddle, I used to go gay.
"First to the card-house and then down to Rose's.
"But I'm shot in the breast and I'm dying today."

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Man Comes Around
  • 2 Hurt
  • 3 Give My Love to Rose
  • 4 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 5 I Hung My Head
  • 6 First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • 7 Personal Jesus
  • 8 In My Life
  • 9 Sam Hall
  • 10 Danny Boy
  • 11 Desperado
  • 12 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 13 Tear Stained Letter
  • 14 Streets of Laredo
  • 15 We’ll Meet Again


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Buck Owens
    album: Track 14 in album American IV: The Man Comes Around
    release date: 2002-11-5
    popularity : 156 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:36
    arranger: Johnny Cash
    acoustic guitar: Randy Scruggs and Johnny Cash
    fiddle: Laura Cash
    harmonium & piano: Benmont Tench
    piano & reed organ: Benmont Tench
    composer: [traditional]
    lyricist: [traditional]

    Album Information

    label: American Recordings
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 044006333922
    script: Latin