Marty Robbins Five Brothers cover

Five Brothers
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Lyrics and Meaning


Genre
Traditional Country
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Five brothers who left Arkansas
Verse 2
Set out to find the gambler
Verse 3
Who murdered their pa
Verse 4
Five brothers and three in their teens
Verse 5
Gotta find the man
Verse 6
Who killed their pa in New Orleans
Verse 7
They heard of him in Houston
Verse 8
And his trail was leadin' west
Verse 9
He'd left there many months ago
Verse 10
And so they couldn't rest
Verse 11
Five brothers and three in their teens
Verse 12
Gotta find the man
Verse 13
Who killed their pa in New Orleans
Verse 14
New Orleans
Verse 15
The sun was hot as fire
Verse 16
And the nights were cold as steel
Verse 17
Hate was strong and youth was wild
Verse 18
And so they couldn't feel
Verse 19
Five brothers and three in their teens
Verse 20
Gotta find the man
Verse 21
Who killed their pa in New Orleans
Verse 22
His trail led to the Badlands
Verse 23
And the desert promised death
Verse 24
The gambler's odds were different now
Verse 25
He treasured every breath
Verse 26
Five brothers and three in their teens
Verse 27
Close behind the man
Verse 28
Who killed their pa in New Orleans
Verse 29
New Orleans
Verse 30
When first they saw the killer
Verse 31
He was by the waterhole
Verse 32
Five rifles rang out through the night
Verse 33
They killed the gambler cold
Verse 34
Five brothers and three in their teens
Verse 35
Finally got the man
Verse 36
Who killed their pa in New Orleans
Verse 37
The desert is their keeper now
Verse 38
For this a traveler said
Verse 39
That poison lived within the hole
Verse 40
Now six of them are dead
Verse 41
Five brothers and three in their teens
Verse 42
Lay beside the man
Verse 43
Who killed their pa in New Orleans
Verse 44
Lay beside the man
Verse 45
Who killed their pa in New Orleans

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