Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Wild Bill Jones

Allison Krauss & Union Station

A

As I went down for to take a little walk

                             E

I came upon that Wild Bill Jones

          A

He was a-walkin' and a-talkin' by my true lover's side

                             E                A

And I bid him to leave her alone

 

He said, "My age is twenty-one,

Too old to be controlled."

I pulled my revolver from my side

And I destroyed that poor boys soul

 

He reeled and he staggered then he fell to the ground

And then he gave one giant moan

He wrapped his arms around my little girl's neck

Saying, "Honey, won't you carry me home."

 

So put them handcuffs on me boys

And lead me to that freight car gate

I have no friends or relations there

No one for to go my bail

 

So pass around that ol' longneck bottle

And we'll all go on a spree

Today saw the last of Wild Bill Jones

And tomorrow'll be the last of me