Streets of New Reno

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Streets of New Reno
Attributes
GenreBallad
Length2:19
Released2281 (2010)
Authors and performers
ArtistThe Lonesome Drifter (J.E. Sawyer)
Nathaniel Chapman
Written byThe Lonesome Drifter (J.E. Sawyer)
Produced byThe Tops (Bethesda Softworks)
 
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"Streets of New Reno" is a song sung by The Lonesome Drifter in the Aces Theater at The Tops casino. He must first be recruited for the theater; see the quest Talent Pool for more information.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

As I walked out in the streets of New Reno,
As I walked out in New Reno one day,
I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen,
Wrapped in white linen and cold as the clay.

"Oh, beat the drums slowly and play the fife lowly.
Play the dead march as you bear me along.
Take me to the valley and lay the sod o'er me.
I'm a young cowboy; I know I've done wrong."

"I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy",
These words he did say as I slowly walked by.
"Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story.
I'm shot in the chest and today I must die."

"Go bring me a cup, a cup of cold water
to cool my parched lips," the cowboy then said.
Before I returned his soul had departed
and gone to the roundup; the cowboy was dead.

"Oh, beat the drums slowly and play the fife lowly.
Play the dead march as you bear me along.
Take me to the valley and lay the sod o'er me.
For I'm a young cowboy; I know I've done wrong."

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The song is set to the tune of, and shares lyrics with, the traditional ballad "Streets of Laredo."
  • In the credits, it is listed as one of the songs on Radio New Vegas but in fact it is not played on any radio station.
  • The song is written and performed by J.E. Sawyer, the lead designer and project director of Fallout: New Vegas. The guitar segments for the song were performed by Nathaniel Chapman and James Melilli.[1]

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