Who Sang Streets of Laredo? Paddy Schmidt

Paddy Schmidt Easter Red cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004
length: 3:02
As I walked out on the streets of Laredo
As I walked out in Laredo one day
I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen
Wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay

I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy
These words he did say as I boldly stepped by
Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story
I´m just a young cowboy and I know I must die

´Twas once in the saddle I used to go dashing
Once in the saddle I used to go gay
First down to Rosie´s and then to the card house
Got a shot in the breast and I´m dying today

Get six silent cowboys to carry my coffin
Get six pretty maidens to sing me a song
Take me to the graveyard and lay the sod o´er me
I´m just a young cowboy and I know I´ve done wrong

We beat the drum slowly and played the Fife lowly
And bitterly wept as we bore him along
For we all love the cowboy so brave, young and handsome
We all love the cowboy although he´d done wrong

CD 1
  • 1 Hear the Missiles Go
  • 2 Wild Mountain Thyme
  • 3 Black Is the Colour
  • 4 I'll Tell Me Ma
  • 5 Wish I Was Back in Liverpool
  • 6 Star of the County Down
  • 7 From Clare to Here
  • 8 Streets of London
  • 9 Red Is the Rose
  • 10 Ye Jacobites by Name
  • 11 The Munster Set
  • 12 Scarborough Fair
  • 13 Streets of Laredo
  • 14 The Ferryman
  • 15 Ein stolzes Schiff