Hank Williams, Jr. Blood's Thicker Than Water Lyrics

Ballds of the Hills and Plains Track Listing
  • 1 The River
  • 2 Doc Holiday
  • 3 Cowpoke
  • 4 Blood's Thicker Than Water
  • 5 The Blizzard
  • 6 Stampede
  • 7 The Rainmaker
  • 8 Streets of Laredo
  • 9 Black Lightning
  • 10 Big Twenty
  • 11 The Eyes of Death
  • 12 I'm Afraid

  • Death bells are ringing in Wichita town
    Two brothers will meet when the sun's going down
    Blood's thicker than water poor mother cry which son will live which son will die
    Jimmy Laredo a man with a dream sent his young brother Johnny to old Abilene
    To bring back his true love by name Katy Lee the girl he attended his bride to be
    The trip was along when they both came to know
    That sometimes from friendship a sweet love would grow
    He's bringing her back in a new weddin' gown
    And there'll be a show down in Wichita town
    Jimmy's not worried his six gun's tied down and no one outdraws him in Wichita town
    But can he do it can he kill his kin blood's thicker than water his ma cries again
    The stage made it stop at the Last Chance Saloon
    The crowd all stepped back to give both brothers room
    Young Johnny stepped down there was fear in his eyes
    But for love of Katy he'd gladly die
    They still tell the story to this very day
    How their ma jumped between them when Jim made it play
    She cried out in anguish "Oh sons are you blind,
    If you must take a life oh Lord let it be mine."
    Death bells are ringing in Wichita town
    They mourn for a mother whose son's shot her down
    And there in the Wichita's street where she lay
    Blood's thicker than water her smile seemed to say

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