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8             SONGS OF THE COWBOYS
He offered him his services In the Lincoln County fight.
The Kid rode with Brewer's posse Who avenged John Tunstall's loss, Killing William Morton, en Baker Roberts en Joe Ross.
Locked in the Dolan house in Lincoln, Then used as a county jail, Handcuffed en with a double guard, Trailing a ball en chain,
He killed his guards, Bell en Olinger, In the jail yard in daylight, Stole the horse of the probate clerk En on him made his flight.
Caught a-napping at last in Sumner, In Pete Maxwell's room one night, Not knowing he was waylaid, Not knowing with whom to fight;
A chance shot fired by Garrett,
A chance shot that found its mark;
T was lucky for Pat the Kid showed plain,
While Garrett was hid in the dark.
If Garrett was game, I don't know it; He never appeared so to me; If any of you fellows think so, I '11 refer you to Oliver Lee.
P.S. Oliver, if you happen to see this, don't shoot through the water-lank and drown me.                              Jack