George Strait - Arkansas Dave Lyrics

He rode up on a winter day
Steam rising off a streak-faced bay
He said, "You probably know my name.
If you don't, it's Arkansas Dave"
He talked of fifteen years ago
And how he got the bay he rode
Said, he killed a man in Ohio
First man he killed, first horse he stole

It was a long road for Arkansas Dave
He shot and left him where he lay
Said, he'd never forget that winter day
He rode off on a streak-faced bay

I stood up and I shook his hand
Told no one that I knew this man
Started thinking up a plan
'Bout how I'd deal him his last hand
Didn't take him long to come unwound
He jumped up and gunned two men down
Ran outside to leave the town
But 'ol bay was nowhere to be found
I hid out with my.44
And when he walked back through the door
I shot till I could shoot no more
And Dave Rudabaugh fell to the floor

It was the end of the road for Arkansas Dave
I shot and left him where he lay
I'll never forget that winter day
I rode off on the streak-faced bay
No, I'll never forget that winter day
I rode home on daddy's streak-faced bay

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Twang
  • 2 Where Have I Been All My Life
  • 3 I Gotta Get to You
  • 4 Easy as You Go
  • 5 Living for the Night
  • 6 Some Kind of Crazy
  • 7 Out of Sight Out of Mind
  • 8 Arkansas Dave
  • 9 The Breath You Take
  • 10 He's Got That Something Special
  • 11 Hot Grease and Zydeco
  • 12 Beautiful Day for Goodbye
  • 13 El Rey