From Morenci, Arizona where the copper mines glow I could see Clifton in the canyon below In Clifton lived Rosey, we danced and we dined On the money I made in the open pit mine.
I loved my sweet Rosey and she loved me too There was nothin' for Rosey that I wouldn't do Her hugs and her kisses they were something devine Gave me reason for working the open pit mine.
While I was out walkin' with my Rosey one day We passed a store window with rings on display I bought those she wanted, how they really did shine With the money I scraped from that open pit mine.
Her love would bring heartbreak that I would soon learn 'Cause she would two time me when my back was turned Rosey would go dancin' and drink the red wine While I worked like a slave in that open pit mine.
One night I caught Rosey on her rendevous She was huggin' and kissin' with somebody new It was there that I shot 'em while their arms were entwined Then I buried her deep in that open pit mine.
I took a look at my future and what did I see There was nothin' but trouble a-waiting for me But on the sun's next rising I'll be satisfied 'Cause they'll find me there sleepin' by my sweet Rosey's side