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American Ballads and Folk Songs______________
"Fve been to the east, I've been to the west,
I've been this wide world round,
I've been to the river and been baptized,
So take me to my hanging ground,
O Lord, take me to my hanging ground,"
Each year thousands of visitors stop to visit the grave of Sam Bass at Round Rock, Texas. He was the most famous of Texas desperadoes, the Robin Hood of the Southwest.
Sam Bass was born in Indiana, it was his native home, And at the age of seventeen young Sam began to roam. He came out to old Texas, a cowboy for to beó A kinder-hearted feller you'll seldom ever see.
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