Bobbie Gentry Billy the Kid Lyrics

Patchwork Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Benjamin
  • 2 Marigolds and Tangerines
  • 3 Billy the Kid
  • 4 Beverly
  • 5 Miss Clara/Azusa Sue
  • 6 But I Can’t Get Back
  • 7 Jeremiah
  • 8 Belinda
  • 9 Mean Stepmama Blues
  • 10 Your Number One Fan
  • 11 Somebody Like Me¨
  • 12 Lookin’ In
  • Billy the kid I understand you
    It really ain't your fault that the west is so wild
    Billy the kid can't reprimand you
    You must have been deprived when you was a child

    Whoopee ti yi yipee yipee, shoot 'em in the belly Billy
    Ti yi yipee yipee, shoot 'em in the head
    Ti yi yipee yipee, saw you on the telly Billy
    Late late showdown - down dead

    You're headed for the last round up
    Your corral's OK
    But your morale's in a sad bad way

    Billy the kid, you should have been a good guy
    If you had had the proper guidance from your dad
    Billy the kid, nobody should die
    Environmental circumstances made you go bad

    Whoopee ti yi yipee yipee, shoot 'em in the belly Billy
    Ti yi yipee yipee, Billy give 'em hell
    Ti yi yipee yipee, saw you on the telly Billy
    Farewell welfare, farewell

    Now you'll be a swingin' from the top of a tree
    You're being punished with a capitol P
    Oh me

    Written by: Bobbie Gentry
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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