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5. My woman wrote me back a letter, Saying: "Darling, come back to me."
6.1 was on that train at midnight;
I was on her when she whisded for day;
I was going 'round that curve straining every nerve;
That engine was taking me away.
7. The engineer said to the fireman: "Throw in a little more coal; I'll take this man to his woman. Oh, sing him in some lonesome hole."
Obtained from Bonnie Ball, a student in Lincoln Memorial University, who has heard the song all her life.
1. As I went out for to take a little walk, I walked upon that Wild Bill Jones.
He was walking and talking with my true love, And I bid him for to leave her alone.
2. He said, "Young man, I'm twenty-one; I'm too old for to be controlled."
1 drew my revolver from my side And destroyed that poor man's soul.
3. He kicked and he screamed till he fell to the ground; He gave one dying death groan;
I threw my arms around my true love's neck, Says, "Darling, you'll be left alone."
4. Come on now, boys, let's take a little drink, While I've got this money for to spend,
For today was the last of that Wild Bill Jones, And tomorrow will be the last of me.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III