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The Ballad Of Billy The Kid

In the style of

Billy Joel

Lyrics

from a town
known as wheeling
west virginia
rode a boy
with a six-gun
in his hand

and his daring
life of crime
made him a legend
in his time
east and west
of the rio grande

well he started
with a bank
in colorado
in the pocket
of his vest
a colt he hid

and his age
and his size
took the teller
by surprise and
the word spread
of billy the kid

well he never
traveled heavy
yes he always
rode alone
and he soon put
many older guns
to shame

and he never
had a sweetheart
and he never
had a home
but the cowboy
and the rancher
knew his name

well he robbed his way
from utah
to oklahoma
and the law
just could not seem
to track him down

and it served
his legend well
for the folks
they loved
to tell 'bout
when billy the kid
came to town

well one cold day
a posse
captured billy
and the judge said
string him up
for what he did

and the cowboys
and their kin
like the sea
came pourin' in
to watch
the hangin'
of billy the kid

well he never
traveled heavy
yes he always
rode alone
and he soon put
many older guns
to shame

and he never
had a sweetheart
but he finally
found a home
underneath the
boot hill grave
that bears his name

from a town
known as oyster bay
long island
rode a boy
with a six-pack
in his hand

and his daring
life of crime
made him a legend
in his time
east and west
of the rio grande

Details

  • Duration : 5:36
  • Key : G
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1973
  • Language : English

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