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    "Pretty Boy Floyd" Lyrics

    Joel Rafael

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    If you'll gather 'round me, children,
    A story I will tell
    'Bout Pretty Boy Floyd, an outlaw,
    Oklahoma knew him well.

    It was in the town of Shawnee,
    A Saturday afternoon,
    His wife beside him in his wagon
    As into town they rode.

    There a deputy sheriff approached him
    In a manner rather rude,
    Vulgar words of anger,
    An' his wife she overheard.

    Pretty Boy grabbed a log chain,
    And the deputy grabbed his gun;
    In the fight that followed
    He laid that deputy down.

    Then he took to the trees and timber
    To live a life of shame;
    Every crime in Oklahoma
    Was added to his name.

    But a many a starving farmer
    The same old story told
    How the outlaw paid their mortgage
    And saved their little homes.

    Others tell you 'bout a stranger
    That come to beg a meal,
    Underneath his napkin
    Left a thousand dollar bill.

    It was in Oklahoma City,
    It was on a Christmas Day,
    There was a whole car load of groceries
    Come with a note to say:

    Well, you say that I'm an outlaw,
    You say that I'm a thief.
    Here's a Christmas dinner
    For the families on relief.

    Yes, as through this world I've wandered
    I've seen lots of funny men;
    Some will rob you with a six-gun,
    And some with a fountain pen.

    And as through your life you travel,
    Yes, as through your life you roam,
    You won't never see an outlaw
    Drive a family from their home.
    This song was submitted on December 18th, 2013 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Woody Guthrie.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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