Red Headed Stranger Song Lyrics

Willie Nelson

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A red headed stranger from Blue Rock Montana rode into town one day
And under his knees was a raging black stallion and walkin' behind was a bay
The red headed stranger had eyes like the thunder ghis lips they were sad and tight
His little lost love lay asleep on the hillside and his heart was heavy as night
Don't cross him don't boss him he's wild in his sorrow he's ridin' and hidin' his pain
Don't fight him don't spite him let's wait till tomorrow maybe he'll ride on again

A yellow haired lady leaned out of her window and watched as he passed her way
She drew back in fear at the sight of the stallion but cast greedy eyes on the bay
How could she know that this dancing bay pony meant more to him than life
For this was the horse and his little lost darlin' had ridden when she was his wife
Don't cross him don't boss him...

The yellow haired lady came down to the tavern and looked up the stranger there
He bought her a drink and gave her some money he just didn't seem to care

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Time of the Preacher
  • 2 I Couldn't Believe It Was True
  • 3 Time of the Preacher Theme
  • 4 Medley: Blue Rock Montana / Red Headed Stranger
  • 5 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  • 6 Red Headed Stranger
  • 7 Time of the Preacher Theme
  • 8 Just as I Am
  • 9 Denver
  • 10 O'er the Waves
  • 11 Down Yonder
  • 12 Can I Sleep in Your Arms?
  • 13 Remember Me
  • 14 Hands on the Wheel
  • 15 Bandera

  • credits

    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Carl Stutz, Edith L Calisch
    album: Track 6 in album Red Headed Stranger
    release date: 1975
    popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 4:01
    writer: Carl Stutz, Edith Lindeman

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin