Strapped my guns and courage on, set my cattle free,
Rolled a smoke and I made a vow, No more to be reviled
Combed her hair and laid her out, pretty as you please,
Watched the fire light up the night, crying like a child,

Saw a man in San Anton shoot down a dancing queen,
And asked him on his hanging day what was he thinking of,
He said I never liked the way she treated me so mean,
And in the end, I'll tell you, friend, I did it all for love.

(chourus)
Stood out on the ragged edge, and there I took the fall,
I did it all for love, my friend, I did it all for love,

Just this side of Devil's Dream above the sulfur mine,
I found the man who robbed me of the girl I'd loved and lost,
I asked him before he died what made him cross the line,
He asked me if I meant the line I'd just stepped across,

(chorus)

I wonder why...

I've walked this earth these many years and left a trail of fire,
But once I was a gentle man, every bit like you,
I watched the heavens open up, heard the Angel chior,
Sing the holy song of God, to thine ownself be true.

(chorus)


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