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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Railroad Bill wuz the worst ol' coon, Killed McMillan by the light of de moon, When wuz lookin' f er Railroad Bill.
Some one went home an' to? my wife All aboutówell, my pas' life. It wuz dat bad Railroad Bill.
I went down on Number One, Railroad Bill had jus' begun. Wuz dat bad Railroad Bill.
I come up on Number Two, Railroad Bill had jus' got through. Dat bad Railroad Bill.
An' jus' as I caught dat Number Fo', Somebody shot at me wid a fo'ty-fo', Wuz dat bad Railroad Bill.
I went back on Number Five, Goin' bring him back, dead or alive. Wuz lookin' fer Railroad Bill.
I come back on Number Eight,
The folks say I wuz a minute too late.
Lookin' fer Railroad Bill.
When I come back on Number Nine, Folks says, "You're jes' in time. Lookin' for Railroad Bill."
When I got my men, they amounted to ten, An' that's when I run po' Railroad Bill in. An' that wuz the last of po' Railroad Bill.
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