Robert Barney
Rosalita
Lyrics
Rosalita

Verse 1:
A- I rode into a small town in Texas,
With Pablito and my old friend Jose,
We had come for an evening of pleasure,
And a bottle of Mescal to stay

B- We sang all our songs, strummed our guitars,
As the ladies, they danced through the night,
When we'd all had our fun, and the evening was done,
We rode off before mornins' first light.

Verse 2:
A- As we headed Northeast toward the sunrise,
A vision my two eyes did see,
The face of a sweet senorita,
Rosalita Katrina Marie.

Chorus:
She had hair like a raven, eyes of the forest, lips the deepest blood red,
She was the sweet senorita from North Aboline,
Rosalita Katrina Marie

Verse 3:
A- As I gazed on this angel of beauty,
My heart it did swell in my chest,
And I knew then and there I must have her,
And forget about all of the rest,

B- So I drew and I shot poor Pablito,
Then I gunned down my old friend Jose,
When the smoke cleared, I turned to Katrina,
I cried, Girl, we must get away,

Reprise:
But I found myself standing alone there,
The girl I had killed for was gone,
And in the jail there it's told of a night dark and cold,
And the ghost on the North edge of town

Repeat Chorus and refrain 2nd half of chorus
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Robert Barney
Music Credits: Robert Barney
Producer Credits: Robert Barney
Publisher Credits: Mountain Boy Music
Performance Credits: BMI
Label Credits: indie
Description
Short Song Description:
Cowboy kills his partners over the love of a woman that turns out to be a ghost.
Long Song Description:
A cowboy and two of his friends go down to Aboline. They party all night at the local saloon. In the morning, as they were leaving town, a beautiful woman appears to them. The cowboy kills his two friends for the love of the woman. After his crime, in the local jail full of other unfortunate men, he learns the beautiful Rosalita a a ghost.
Story Behind the Song:
Musically, the song is influenced by Marty Robbins, with the story-telling cowboy song and the Spanish guitar. Mr. Robbins wasn't listed in the artist choices.
The story is a ghost tale. A tragic love song.
Metadata
Song Length: 4:44
Primary Genre: Country-Traditional
Secondary Genre: Country-Cowboy
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Falling in Love
Subject Matter 2: Cowboy
Mood 1: Sociable
Similar Artist 1: Willie Nelson
Similar Artist 2: Hank Williams
Language: English
Era: 1990 - 1999