For Love (Robert Earl Keen)

First played

July 06, 2006

Last played

March 24, 2017

Times played

180

Lyrics/Notes

Strapped my guns and courage on; set my cattle free
Rolled a smoke and I made a vow no more to be reviled

Combed her hair and laid her out; pretty as you please
Watched the fire light up the night; cryin' like a child

Saw a man in San Antone shoot down a dancing queen
And asked him on his hangin' day "What was he thinkin' of?"

He said "I never liked the way she treated me so mean
In the end I tell you friend I did it all for love"

Stood out on the ragged edge and there I took the fall
I did it all for love my friend, for love I did it all

Just this side of Devil's Dream, above the sulphur mine
I found the man who robbed me of the girl I loved and lost

I asked him before he died "What made him cross the line?"
He asked me "Did I mean the line I just stepped across?"

Stood out on the ragged edge and there I took the fall
I did it all for love my friend, for love I did it all

I-I-I-I
Wonder why-y

I've walked this earth these many years and left a trail of fire
But once I was a gentle man every bit like you

I watched the heavens open up, heard the angel choir
Sing the holy song of God, 'To thine own self be true'

Stood out on the ragged edge and there I took the fall

I did it all for love my friend, for love I did it all
I did it all for love my friend, for love I did it all

Shows played

2015-01-17 The Pageant
2015-01-23 The Ogden Theatre
2015-01-31 Stubb's BBQ
2015-02-14 House of Blues -- Cleveland
2015-03-15 Crystal Bay Club
2015-03-20 Belly Up Tavern
2015-03-27 Music Farm
2015-05-24 Revival Festival
2015-07-03 Highberry Music Festival
2015-09-19 Boulder Theater
2015-10-02 House of Blues - Boston
2016-01-14 Variety Playhouse
2016-01-20 Druid City Music Hall
2016-01-26 George's Majestic
2016-02-17 Babcock Theatre
2016-02-24 Domino Room
2016-03-12 9:30 Club
2016-03-25 The Fillmore - Denver
2016-08-19 Hoxeyville Music Festival
2016-09-22 Bogart's
2016-09-29 Rex Theater
2016-10-26 Higher Ground
2016-12-10 Strings and Sol @ Now Sapphire Resort
2016-12-31 Revolution Hall
2017-01-22 The Ogden Theatre
2017-02-04 Capitol Theatre
2017-02-24 Wilma Theater
2017-03-24 Pabst Theater