Big Iron Chords – Marty Robbins

In this article, you are going to learn Big Iron Chords. This song is sung and composed by Marty Robbins.

Coming to the chords, we have used capo on the 4th fret to make the chords easier to novice guitarists.  The chord progression is as follows.

Better Than Revenge Chords With Capo

Song Big Iron
Artist Marty Robbins
Capo Fret – 4
Chords Am, E, C, F





[Verse 1]

To the (C)town of Agua Fria rode a (Am)stranger one fine day

Hardly (C)spoke to folks around him, didn’t have too much to (Am)say

No one (F)dared to ask his business, no one (C)dared to make a slip

for the stranger there amongst them had a (Am)big iron on his hip

(F)Big iron on his (C)hip


[Verse 2]

It was (C)early in the morning when he (Am)rode into the town

He came (C)ridin’ from the south side slowly lookin’ all (Am)around

He’s an (F)outlaw loose and runnin’ came the (C)whisper from each lip

And he’s here to do some business with the (Am)big iron on his hip

(F)big iron on his (C)hip


[Verse 3]

In this (C)town there lived an outlaw by the (Am)name of Texas Red

Many (C)men had tried to take him and that many men were (Am)dead

He was (F)vicious and a killer though a (C)youth of twenty four

And the notches on his pistol numbered (Am)one and nineteen more

(F)One and nineteen (C)more


[Verse 4]

Now the (C)stranger started talking, made it (Am)plain to folks around

Was an (C)Arizona ranger, wouldn’t be too long in (Am)town

He came (F)here to take an outlaw back (C)alive or maybe dead

And he said it didn’t matter, he was (Am)after Texas Red

(F)After Texas (C)Red


[Verse 5]

Wasn’t (C)long before the story was re(Am)layed to Texas Red

But the (C)outlaw didn’t worry, men that tried before were (Am)dead

Twenty (F)men had tried to take him, twenty (C)men had made a slip

Twenty one would be the ranger with the (Am)big iron on his hip

(F)Big iron on his (C)hip


[Verse 6]

The (C)morning passed so quickly, it was (Am)time for them to meet

It was (C)twenty past eleven when they walked out in the (Am)street

Folks were (F)watching from their windows, every(C)body held their breath

They knew this handsome ranger was (Am)about to meet his death

(F)About to meet his (C)death


[Verse 7]

There was (C)forty feet between them when they (Am)stopped to make their play

And the (C)swiftness of the ranger is still talked about to(Am)day

Texas (F)Red had not cleared leather ‘fore a (C)bullet fairly ripped

And the ranger’s aim was deadly with the (Am)big iron on his hip

(F)Big iron on his (C)hip


[Verse 8]

It was (C)over in a moment and the (Am)folks had gathered round

There (C)before them lay the body of the outlaw on the (Am)ground

Oh, he (F)might have gone on living but he (C)made one fatal slip

When he tried to match the ranger with the (Am)big iron on his hip

(F)Big iron on his (C)hip



Big (F)iron, big (C)iron

When he (C)tried to match the ranger with the (Am)big iron on his hip

(F)Big iron on his (C)hip

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