Mama never understood what it’s like for a losin’ man
When her number one son goes bad playin’ cards with the devil’s hand
Boy, Daddy got real sick so quick [unknown] never understand
I was the one who got good with the gun, took the money from the rich man’s hand

Gimme some water
‘Cause I shot a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
Gimme some water
I need a little water

Jimmy grew up so fast, then he met me at the pass one day
Said, “You’re a wanted man, take your brother’s hand, I’d be runnin’ with you anyway.”
So we rode late in the night like the fires of the desert sand
Till one day the posse caught us ‘cause the sherriff always gets his man

Gimme some water
‘Cause I killed a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
I need a little water

Oh, Jeez, I just can’t loose my hand
I’ve run just as fast as my legs can
But, Lord, I got no room to run
Shouldn’t a done what I did with that big gun

Hey, hey, yeah

Gimme some water
‘Cause I killed a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water

Can’t you see that long white rope?
Hangin’ from the hangman’s tree?
Take the restless horse; tie my hands, of course
Tell my mother that I’m finally free
Let me die like a man no one understands
Let me pray, let a poor man pray
Smack that horse in the ass
With my last, dyin’ gasp; my brother could hear me say,

“Gimme some water!”
‘Cause I shot a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
Gimme some water

Gimme some water
‘Cause I shot a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
Gimme some water

Gimme some water
‘Cause I shot a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
Gimme some water

Gimme some water
‘Cause I shot a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
Gimme some water


Lyrics submitted by Clockman89

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