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Blackies Gunman

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Blackie's Gunman


[G]I was known as Blackie's [D]gunman

The [D7]best of gunman in the [G]land

I could shoot the ace of [D]diamonds

With a [D7]draw from either [G]hand


With the dice I had no equal

Some of them are with us now

Most of them are sadly sleeping

Neath the weeping willow bough


Many a cowboy's game I've played in

Left that night with all their gold

As a sport I was broken

As a sport I let it go


I once loved a girl named Nellie

How we loved no tongue can tell

But I know I'll never meet her

Oh it was hard to say farewell


Her eyes were like the deep blue water

And her hair was golden curls

And her cheeks were golden velvet

And her teeth were snow white pearls


Together we lived in a cottage

And our life it was a dream

And the angels they watched o'er us

Made our life one happy dream