I Did What I Did For Maria

Album: Welcome To My Music (1971)
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  • Sun rise this is the last day
    that I'll ever see
    out in the court-yard
    they're ready for me
    but I go to my Lord without fear
    'cos I did what I did for Maria.

    As I rode into town
    with the sun going down
    all the windows were barred
    there was noone around
    for they knew that I'd come
    with my hand on my gun
    and revenge in my heart for Maria
    my dearest departed Maria.

    Take an eye for an eye
    and a life for a life
    and somebody must die
    for the death of my wife
    yes I did what I did for Maria
    I did what I did for Maria.

    Laughter echoed across for
    the end of the street
    there was the man
    I was burnin' to meet
    and my mind was so calm and so clear.
    as I took my revenge for Maria.

    And he fell to the ground
    raisin' dust all around
    but I knew he was dead
    long before he went down
    it was quick it was clean
    made it easy on him
    which is more than he did for Maria.
    When he did what he did for Maria. Writer/s: Mitch Murray, Peter Callander
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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