Adios Amigos

from by Robert Childs Elastic Band

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lyrics

ADIOS AMIGOS (Words and Music - Robert Childs)

You see that man down there, Pancho, riding the stagecoach
They say he's the President, but he's a cowboy just like us
He's riding the stage into that blind ravine
He's headed for an ambush, there's a gun at every rock
You and I know we're the good guys, fighting evil men
Restoring law and order with our trick shots and lassoos
You and I know we should warn them, but the stage has gone too far
So there's nothing we can do - just remount and ride away

Adios amigos, see you soon amigos
We're heading for the mesa where the mountains touch the sky
Adios amigos, see you soon amigos
We'll see you on the delta by and by

You see out in the distance that trail of ragged warriors
Loaded up with weapons that could destroy the cavalry
You see that band of soldiers with their carbines and their gatling guns
They're following that crazy man - there's going to be a war
Once we would have mounted our paint and palomino
Once we would have settled this without a smoking gun
But you and I have grown old, and our aims no longer true
So, Pancho, listen very well as we ride into the sun

Adios amigos...

You see that wagon train with its fine ladies and kind gentlemen
Searching for horizons they've been promised by that man
He's sold them a tale about prosperity and happiness
But they're headed for the desert and the edge of no man's land
You and I are old, my friend, and our horses very weary
Many years ago we might have saved them from their fate
But the night is coming fast and the distances impossible
Saddle up, Pancho, because you know it's too late

Adios amigos...

credits

from Revenge, released April 20, 1994
Robert Childs - vocals; guitar; mandolin
Mary Heath - double bass
Adrian Miller - keyboard
Karen Plisko - mandolin

Engineer - Geoff Prideaux
Recorded at The Sound Workshop, Adelaide Festival Centre, South Australia.
Mastered by Neville Clark at Disk-Edits.

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Robert Childs Australia

Robert Childs wrote his first song when he was about 10, continued writing and made a couple of demo albums before he founded SCALA (Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association) in 1987. He released his debut album Revenge (with the Robert Childs Elastic Band) in 1994. He was awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) for his services to music in 2004. ... more

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