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American Ballads and Folk Songs QUANTRELL *
Come all ye bold robbers and open your ears, Of Quantrell the lion-heart you quickly shall hear, With his band of bold raiders in double-quick time They came to burn Lawrence just over the line.
Chorus:
All routing and shouting and giving the yell, Like so many demons just raised up from Hell, The boys they were drunken with powder and wine, And came to burn Lawrence just over the line.
They came to burn Lawrence, they came not to stay, They rode in one morning at breaking of day, Their guns were a-waving and horses a-foam, And Quantrell a-riding his famous big roan.
♦From sir.gXifc of R. R. Critchlow (Slim Slocuro), radio broadcasting station KSL, Salt Lake Citv, Utan
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