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Sam Bass
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, 'Twas 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's in the bushes trying to get away.
Jim had borrowed Sam's good gold and didn't want
to pay, The only shot he saw was to give poor Sam away. He sold out Sam and Barnes and left their friends to
mourn, Oh, what a scorching Jim will get when Gabriel
blows his horn.
And so he sold out Sam and Barnes and left their
friends to mourn, Oh, what a scorching Jim will get when Gabriel
blows his horn. Perhaps he's got to heaven, there's none of us can
say, But if I'm right in my surmise he's gone the other
way.
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