The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
He drink whiskey, Poncho drink the wine
He drink whiskey, Poncho drink the wine

We met down on the Fort of Rio Grande
We met down on the Fort of Rio Grande
Eat the salted peanuts out of can
Eat the salted peanuts out the can

The outlaws had us pinned down at the fort
The outlaws had us pinned down at the fort
Cisco came in blastin', drinkin' port
Cisco came in blastin', drinkin' port

They rode the sunset, horse was made of steel
They rode the sunset, horse was made of steel
Chased a gringo last night through a field
Chased a gringo last night through a field

Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid, he was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine

Ho ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho

Cisco Kid he was a friend of mine
Cisco Kid he was a friend of mine
Cisco Kid was


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Cisco Kid Lyrics as written by Harold Ray I. Brown Charles Miller

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    General CommentI was suprised when no one had this up already. This is perhaps the greatest Eric Burdon has ever sounded. I love this song, and it is has the most delicious tendency to get stuck in your head, so you spend a whole day in relaxing outlaw groove.
    farouhkon October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHm. Listening by ear, I think the line is instead:

    We met down on the border; Rio Grande
    We met down on the border; Rio Grande
    farouhkon October 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo it's fort, the way it say's in the lyrics.

    Consider the line-The outlaws had us pinned down at the fort

    If it was border, the could just cross right? lol So yeah i don't think it's border because of context of other verses.
    slow_cheetahon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is Fort! There is a town in South Texas by the name of Rio Grande City. It is a border town right on the Rio Grande river. In Rio Grande City, is Fort Ringgold, used back in the time. This is not the only Fort on the Texas/Mexico border. Just interesting bit of history.
    didamaon March 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFarouhk mentions this is the greatest Eric Burdon ever sounded. That would be correct if it WAS Eric Burdon. He recorded 2 albums with them and left the group. Do some research before you comment.
    jugheadchadon September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlright, well two people saying it's the fort is enough to allay my doubts.

    Jugheadchad - i think *you* should do some research, and show it to me, considering that you're so passionate on the subject, and I am not.
    farouhkon January 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe line should be "Chased the gringo rustlers through the field"
    bnsfjordanon May 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo lyric changes,

    "We met down at the border Rio Grande"
    and...

    Chased the gringo rustlers through the field.
    Ransoloon October 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDef. not Eric Burden... Eric Burden had nothing to do with "the World is a Ghetto" album... such a classic ablum straight through...
    Ransoloon October 31, 2010   Link

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