Tennnessee Stud
(D) In eighteen hundred and twenty five
I (C) left Tennessee very much alive
But I (D) never would've got to the the Arkansas mud
If I hadn't been a-ridin' on a (A) Tennessee (D) stud

I had me some trouble with my sweetheart's pa
One of her brothers was a bad outlaw
Well I sent me a letter to my Uncle Judd
I rode away on the Tennessee stud
(D) The Tennessee stud was long and lean
And the (G) color of the sun and his (F) eyes were (A) green
(D) He had the nerve and he had the blood
And there never was a horse like a (A) Tennessee (D) stud

Well I loped on down into no man's land
And I crossed the river called the Rio Grande
I raced my horse with the Spaniard's foal
Til I got me a skin full of silver and gold
Me and a gambler, we couldn't agree
So we got in a fight, it was one, two, three
We jerked our guns and he fell with a thud
And I rode way on a Tennessee stud
Well I was as lonesome as a man could be
Thinking of my girl back in Tennessee
The Tennessee stud's green eyes turned blue
Cause he was a-thinking of his sweetheart too
I loped on back into Arkansas
And I rode all night til my back was raw
I found me the girl with the golden hair
And she was a-riding on the Tennessee mare
Well stirrup by stirrup and side by side
Well we crossed the mountains and the valleys wide
We come to Big Muddy and we forded the flood
On the Tennessee Mare and the Tennessee stud
There's a pretty little baby on the cabin floor
And a little horse colt hanging 'round the door
I love the girl with the golden hair
And the Tennessee stud loves the Tennessee mare