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Tiger Origins: El Paso: Why did he run? (21) Origins: El Paso: Why did he run? 17 May 10


OK, it's a slow day in the consulting business, so I'm going through a few songs on my list. And, I wondered, why did the 'singer' have to get out of El Paso so fast?

He was, after all, a local (at least, a regular) at Rose's. He'd been around long enough to fall in love with Felina.

Then, in comes a stranger, a 'wild young cowboy' - obviously no one knew him from Adam.

Further, the stranger drew first - "Down went his hand for the gun that he wore". So, our hero killed in self defense. Isn't that the "Law of the West"?

So, why was it such a "foul, evil deed"? And why did he need to run at all?

Like I said, it's a slow day.


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