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American Ballads and Folk Songs
He kept folks in hot water, And he stole from many a stage} And when he was full of liquor He was always in a rage.
But one day he met a man Who was a whole lot badder. And now he's dead, And we ain't none the sadden
BILLY THE KID*
I'll sing you a true song of Billy the Kid, I'll sing of the desperate deeds that he did, Way out in New Mexico long, long ago, When a man's only chance was his own 44.
^Victor record No. 20396.
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