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Woody Guthrie - Pretty Boy Floyd Lyrics

  • (Woody Guthrie)
  • Come gather round me children, a story I will tell
  • Of Pretty Boy Floyd, an outlaw, Oklahoma knew him well
  • Was in the town of Shawnee on a Saturday afternoon
  • His wife beside him in the wagon as into town they rode
  • A deputy sheriff approached them in a manner rather rude
  • Using vulgar words of language and his wife she overheard
  • Well, Pretty Boy grabbed a long chain, and the deputy grabbed a gun
  • And in the fight that followed, he laid that deputy down
  • Then he took to the trees and rivers to lead a life of shame
  • Every crime in Oklahoma was added to his name
  • Yes he took to the trees and timbers on the Canadian river shore
  • And the outlaw found a welcome at many a farmer's door
  • Yes, there's many a starving farmer, the same story told
  • How the outlaw paid their mortgage and saved their little home
  • Others tell about the stranger who came to beg a meal
  • And underneath the napkin left a thousand dollar bill
  • It was in Oklahoma City, it was on a Christmas day
  • Came a whole carload of groceries and a letter that did say
  • Well, you say that I'm an outlaw, and you say that I'm a thief
  • Here's a Christmas dinner for the families on relief
  • Well, as through the world I've rambled, I've seen lots of funny
  • men
  • Some rob you with a sixgun, some with a fountain pen
  • As through this world you ramble, as through this world you roam
  • You'll never see an outlaw drive a family from its home
  • recorded by Seeger - 3 Saints
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