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The Cisco Kid
War
- written by War (Howard Scott, B. B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan,
Harold Brown, Papa Dee Allen, Charles Miller and Lee Oskar)
- as recorded by War on their 1973 album "The World Is A Ghetto"
- single released March 3, 1973
- entered the Billboard Top 40 the week of March 24, 1973 and
stayed for 12 weeks, peaking at #2 the week of April 28, 1973

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

The 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

The 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

The Cisco Kid he was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid he was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid he was a friend of mine
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  • r
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    Rowena DanielsFeb 4, 2013 at 5:51 am
    lyrics are wrong in two lines. "We met down on the fort of Rio Grande" is really "We met down on the border Rio Grande" and "Chased a gringo last night through a field" is really "Chased the gringo rustlers through the field".
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    Jose MartiJul 23, 2013 at 3:10 pm
    There is a funny voice on the background talking in Spanish when he says " Cisco suelta la botella, hombre" meaning Cisco drop the bottle man.. I think is Pancho not poncho.
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    Steve FinleyJul 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    Holy sh#$, this is why I love the internet sometimes. I've been wondering what that was since I was a kid (spoke pretty good Spanish at one time, but just couldn't make out all the words). Muchisimas gracias!
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    UnregisteredDec 20, 2011 at 11:02 pm
    The cisco king was a friend of mine
    The cisco king 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

    The cisco king was a friend of mine
    The cisco king he was a friend of mine
    The cisco king was a friend of mine
    The cisco king was a friend of mine

    The cisco king was a friend of mine
    The cisco king he was a friend of mine
    The cisco king was a friend of mine
    The cisco king was a friend of mine

    The cisco king he was a friend of mine
    The cisco king he was a friend of mine
    The cisco king he was a friend of mine
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