Today's Morning Edition music is from "El Paso City" by Marty Robbins, which was No. 1 on the Billboard country chart 40 years ago today.
It's a sequel of sorts to his 1959 chart topper "El Paso." That song was about a man who flees from El Paso, Texas, after killing a romantic rival in a gunfight.
"El Paso City" is about a man flying over El Paso in a plane who feels a supernatural connection to that fugitive gunfighter.
Robbins says both songs were written in the time it takes to sing them.
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