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SAM BASS
137
Sam had four companions four bold and daring
lads They were Richardson, Jackson, Joe Collins, and
Old Dad; Four more bold and daring cowboys the Rangers
never knew, They whipped the Texas Rangers and ran the boys
in blue.
Sam and another companion, called Arkansas for
short, Was shot by a Texas Ranger by the name of
Thomas Floyd; Oh, Tom is a big six-footer and thinks he's mighty
fly,
But I can tell you his racket, he's a deadbeat on the sly.
JimMurphy was arrested and then released on bail; He jumped his bond at Tyler and then took the
train for Terrell; But Mayor Jones had posted Jim and that was all a
stall, 'T was only a plan to capture Sam before the coming
fall.
Sam met his fate at Round Rock, July the twenty-first;
They pierced poor Sam with rifle balls and emptied out his purse.
Poor Sam he is a corpse and six foot under clay,
And Jackson in the bushes trying to get away.






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