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Sam Bass
Sam made it back to Texas all right side up with
care; Rode into the town of Denton with all his friends to
share. Sam's life was short in Texas; three robberies did
he do, He robbed all the passenger, mail, and express cars
too.
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 had 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.
Jim Murphy was arrested, and then released on bail;
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