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The Cisco Kid Lyrics

Artist: War


The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
He drink whiskey, Poncho drink the wine
He drink whiskey, Poncho drink the wine

We met down on the fort of Rio Grande
We met down on the fort of Rio Grande
Eat the salted peanuts out of can
Eat the salted peanuts out the can

The outlaws had us pinned down at the fort
The outlaws had us pinned down at the fort
Cisco came in blastin', drinkin' port
Cisco came in blastin', drinkin' port

They rode the sunset, horse was made of steel
They rode the sunset, horse was made of steel
Chased a gringo last night through a field
Chased a gringo last night through a field

The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid he was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine

The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid he was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine

The Cisco Kid he was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid he was a friend of mine
The Cisco Kid he was a friend of mine
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Comments/Interpretations
by brian on 5/20/2008 10:10pm
such a good song!!
by david on 6/26/2008 3:36pm
worst song ever written!!
by Nick on 6/30/2008 11:16pm
david your a doushebag
by djdi on 7/8/2008 4:36pm
got'a love it
by Jeff on 7/11/2008 8:31pm
I used to listen to this when I was a kid more than 30 years ago...it was my dad's music. War has a lot of good songs.
by Cheres on 7/30/2008 10:21pm
Best song ever written!
by Mike on 8/9/2008 8:22pm
Good Tune
by ch on 8/11/2008 11:22pm
This song came out before I was born; Cisco kid is by far my most favorite song of all time... especially with the music now a days.
by Di Lynn on 8/20/2008 4:44pm
One of the best ever! Music was good back then...
by APendragon on 8/20/2008 8:46pm
Brian, I completely agree. david, get a life, or at least some taste in music. Nick, I agree. I mean that in the nicest way. djdi, O yeah. Strange lyrics but what a groove.
by Johnny on 8/21/2008 2:52pm
These song rocks so much man gotta love Oldies, now music can't never beat that!
by G.R. on 8/28/2008 1:40pm
Absolutely one of the all-time best songs ever! I was at Harold Brown's house one Sunday evening and he played a "new track" for us and played drums along with it. I instantly loved it. That was a few months before the song was released and it just happened to be Cisco Kid. By the way, Harold was the greatest and nicest person I have ever met in my entire life and I am now 60. Music comes and goes but Cisco Kid will live forever...
by DANER on 9/25/2008 1:28pm
HORRENDOUS
by Professor on 10/2/2008 9:56pm
What a groove! If you don't like this classic, you need to figure out how to get a clue, and get a life.
by whiteshadoe on 10/16/2008 1:46am
One of the best tunes ever written! My older sister gave me this album (my first, "The World Is A Ghetto")when I was 13. Thanks Sis!!!!
by Bill on 10/17/2008 9:31pm
Calling it the best song ever is a stretch, but it certainly is classic War. Love that percussion.
by Lowdown Dirty Shame on 12/4/2008 6:33pm
Lyrics are way off. Are you people in Czech Republic or what?
by Popperdude on 12/20/2008 9:55pm
nice tune
by Luis on 12/24/2008 12:51am
Great percussions
by Poncho on 1/1/2009 7:37pm
Cisco kid was indeed a good freind of mine.
by pancha on 1/13/2009 1:30am
im luvin it
by jerky on 1/20/2009 12:20pm
he said douchebag!!!
by John on 1/26/2009 2:45pm
I remember listening to this song as a little kid. Lyrics are goofy, but I love the song.
by WhiteDaisy on 1/28/2009 12:24am
Wow!! Yes the lyrics are a little crazy, buttttt still a cool song. Think about it...what year was this song released?? Sometime in the 60's right??? What an era for great music ! Listening to WAR still makes people grooove even now ! Wish they were still around !!! I know I'de go see em'.
by me on 1/29/2009 6:42pm
great song!!!! but kinda repetitive, but still totally awesome!!!!!
:)
by huh on 2/3/2009 6:02pm
Rainman wrote it, obviously.
by thaclap on 2/16/2009 5:56pm
Good vib
by stephanie on 2/20/2009 9:31pm
i love this song sooo much it reminds me of my cousin carlos a.k.a. cisko kid
by zan man on 3/18/2009 6:25pm
true rebels drinking song
by c11 on 3/25/2009 12:33am
For you "kids" "The Cisco Kid" was a tv serial from the late '50s.
by DANILO FROM MARACAIBO VENEZUELA on 4/5/2009 6:30pm
This serial t.v. program was great and i enjoyed a lot together with my younger brothers when we came from school.Nowadays Im fifty seven THANKS GOD My e-mail dala2451@hotmail.com
by Mongu on 4/8/2009 1:20am
David, you obviously never heard "Silly Love Songs,", by Paul MacCartney. Worst song in history, except maybe "Ebony and Ivory."

This is a great song! The proof is it's staying power. We are still talking about it. Will you do anything that the world will talk about so many years later? This is a self-assessment as much as a comment on you. But THIS IS A GREAT SONG!
by Jeffrey on 5/20/2009 1:28pm
I bought this album back in '72 with my allowance. Took my whole $5... but was worth every dime! "Cisco Kid", "The World is A Ghetto", "City, Country, City", it is the bomb! They just don't make 'em like this anymore!
by Iris on 6/16/2009 12:17pm
I Love War. This was an awesome group. I grew up listening to War. My dad use to Listen to the group all the time.
by Larry on 8/21/2009 10:56am
I sing it every time we ride bikes through a gorge on the Yough Trail in PA. I thought it was pinned down at the gorge instead of fort. Oh well, I make up my own words to fit. What fun!
by Renoville on 9/1/2009 4:12pm
This was real music..you got to love it far beyond what's out here today. You actually can understand the lyrics even if they are repetitive.
by skorp on 10/21/2009 1:29am
the line is not
Chased a gringo last night through a field

chased a gringo rustler through a field

rustler=cattle thief
by lostcode673 on 11/25/2009 7:38pm
"Eat the salted peanuts out of can" is lyric gold, like you could roll up and pass to the left.....
by Stephanie on 12/8/2009 9:43pm
this song is on the movie "Taxi"
by frenchie on 1/3/2010 11:31am
This was my dad's favorite song growing up. He wanted to name me after the cisco kid. The good ole days!!!
by Dbrianp on 1/15/2010 11:21am
I love this song. What I can't find is what is it that Poncho says after "Chased a gringo last night through a field", and then again a short time later. I've been wondering for years!
by Bucknekkid on 3/1/2010 5:59pm
DbrianP~ Poncho asks in Spanish for "Cisco to pass the bottle"...
by TerriParamedic on 3/30/2010 4:59pm
It's obvious, at least to this gal, that there are still some people in this world who still believe all songs must be ballad, rhyme, and the lyrics must make sense in order for a song to be considered "good" or worthy of being liked or listened to *sigh* di none of us learn anything from the late John Lennon?
by larry sisco on 4/17/2010 1:09am
i love that song
by vj on 5/9/2010 8:52pm
I love it. Rhythmical masterpiece, lyrically infantile. It is not Pancho it is Pancho (Villa). Poncho is a Mexican robe.
by Mznplac on 5/18/2010 11:08am
The world is a Ghetto!!! War is a great funk band.
by Evileye Sam on 6/15/2010 12:10pm
Going to be here in Toledo this Friday night! Outdoor show, smoke 'the devil's lettuce' if you got it!
by Tikiman on 6/17/2010 6:40pm
Actual lyrics:

Met down on the border of Rio Grande....

Chased the gringo rustlers through a field...
by edlc1021 on 7/30/2010 8:56am
Just saw War in Chicago last week. So much fun!
by La_Luz on 9/4/2010 5:46pm
It's a chilling song (and I don't mean relaxing).
by uh on 9/12/2010 12:50am
di none of us learn anything from the late John Lennon?

holy shit - this HAS to be a joke - right ?
by Low rider on 10/6/2010 6:15pm
A great tune from 1975. This and Low Rider.
by Burnzy on 10/17/2010 1:41pm
HMMMM. OUTLAWS and Horses made of steel. Maybe the song was about the Outlaws and the Bandidos!!!
by Big Daddy52 on 10/27/2010 2:37am
One of my favorites as a teenager!
by Mosca on 11/3/2010 12:16pm
I like DJ Shadow's version of this track :) Check :)
by artist on 12/14/2010 2:48pm
tikiman is correct. imagine a repetitive song. do any of you remember the "cisco kid" western from the 50's - classic - oh poncho, oh cisco!
by Catwoman1121 on 1/6/2011 10:29am
Love this song. It reminds me of my brother. He played War music over and over, so he earned the nickname Cisco Kid. He's listed as Cisco Kid in my BlackBerry, and I have this song as his ringer.
by Rik on 1/19/2011 4:36pm
I listened to this song as a kid and I still luv it
by jazz_80013 on 2/4/2011 8:26pm
Grooved to this back in the day and still groovin to it
by Son of Diablo and Loco on 2/17/2011 10:56am
Every singer subs their own verion of the lyrics. This is a great tune with good lyrics. In a bar in 1975 in Fort Atkinson Wisc, this song was played over and over along with Lash LaRue by Starbuck. This was at Johnny "K's" bar. Local bands played these 2 songs and "Panama Red"
by Johnandrew on 7/30/2011 11:21am
Cisco kid was a friend o'mine
drink your blood jus like it was wine...

anymore lyrics, mus-be.
by Dudley on 8/17/2011 4:54pm
The misses and I used to dance to this all the time.
by francesca on 8/21/2011 2:20pm
This song is about the old TV show from way back. It was in black and white so it was really back in the day. When War put this song out, all of us old heads loved it and still do.
by Mirolab on 9/26/2011 1:25pm
It's a great song with lame lyrics... but there's no shame in that! This track is more about groovin and singing along. There's room in this world for all kinds of songs to love. I have a taste for peanuts.
by malofrank on 11/18/2011 4:03pm
growingupa chicano vatoin this countr,thecicokidwasoursunday morning hero on tv;biggerthan tonto.
by LILTHUNDERWOLF from airg. on 11/25/2011 8:08pm
ArRrOo!!!! Hahahaha! Outlaw rule.
I love this kind of songs. I love to fine more songs like this one.
If any one can help text me names of the song to LILTHUNDERWOLF on airg
by irishkong on 12/10/2011 2:01pm
I like the tune- memories! Believe it says-
"met down on the border Rio Grande".( Rio Grande river marks Texas - Mexico line)
and
"chased gringo rustler" sounds right to me also and makes better sense
by nickdagrik on 12/17/2011 6:36am
ahs no eenglish lit maj but da lyric rhyme & sequence to Wars Cisco Kid iza "Collosus of Rhodes"
by ezpgh on 3/19/2012 8:52am
Wrong lyrics! Someone better try again.
by PONCHO on 6/5/2012 8:36pm
OHHHHHHH CISSSCOOOO !
by Cecilia on 7/17/2012 8:06am
Poncho and Cisco were actually both friends of mine and I'm hoping this song isn't about them- it will take on an entirely new meaning for me if it is. Cecilia-from L.A.- and we grew up together.
by Satanidos on 7/28/2012 12:09am
Great Song!
by Bill South Philly on 8/28/2012 3:46pm
For me the best song ever written. It's a classic.
by Bill South Philly 8/ 28/ 2012 on 8/28/2012 3:49pm
Best song ever written, It's a classic
by Jim Wilson on 10/13/2012 12:57am
Great show! The Cisco Kid was my grandmothers favorite western back in the 50's. we used to sit and watch it together.
by CJ on 3/11/2013 9:05am
This is one of the worst songs my ears have ever encountered. A monkey could write these lyrics.
by GoldinOldies on 6/17/2013 12:50pm
GREAT song - one of the best!
by ron hag on 8/1/2013 1:46pm
Great song growing up in 70's. War was a great group. Great singers and musicians. I like how they incorporate the East L.A. latio influence. Great outdoor show in Houston July 4th. Remember "The World is a Ghetto" best album 1973.
by RNKay on 11/8/2013 9:49am
chase the gringo rustlter thru the field not chase the gringo last nite thru the field.
by David Cronkhite on 5/17/2014 6:49pm
"we met down on the FORD, Rio G."
they had to ford the river.

chased the gringo bastards through the field. Cisco was an outlaw. the gringo bastards were the Law.
by David Cronkhite on 5/17/2014 6:51pm
"we met down on the FORD, Rio G."
they had to ford the river.

chased the gringo bastards through the field. Cisco was an outlaw. the gringo bastards were the Law.
the Bridge: DIE, DIE, DIE!!


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