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Billy Joel The Ballad of Billy The Kid (12 Gardens Live) Lyrics

Last updated: 09/27/2009 11:00:00 AM

Ugh!

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 couldn’t seem to track him down
And it served his legend well for the folks, they'd love to tell
'Bout when Billy the Kid came to town

Well, one cold day a posse captured Billy
And the judge said, "STRING 'IM 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 though 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

Thanks to Mike Hack michaelmoval@aol.com for submitting The Ballad of Billy The Kid (12 Gardens Live) Lyrics.



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