Make your own free website on

Perfume, Powder, and Lead

Lonesome River Band



1. We were married in the spring, she didn’t want for anything

2. Well, my body starts to shake; begin to think about my fate

                                              D                       G

1. A loving husband, a little cabin, close to town

2. As I turn and start to stagger towards the door


1. Working hard on the farm; coming in to all her charms

2. I heard her take her final breath; I knew my sentence would be death

                                                 D                      G

1. Until the one day when the stranger came around

2. And so I threw that smoking gun onto the floor



1. It starts to rain, can’t work no more; run to the porch, open the door

2. And now I sit here in this jail; and now my life’s a living hell

                                         D                       G

1. To their surprise, I realized their little game

2. Since that awful, dreadful crime I had to do


1. So what was I supposed to do; well, I could tell he’d been with you

2. All her love she vowed to me; another man, there’ll never be

                                                D                           G

1. It made me mad, and I just couldn’t stand the pain

2. And in the end, I’ll have to die for loving you 



                             C                                                       G

          I can’t believe what I have done; I killed them both with Daddy’s gun

                          G                D                     G

          As their bodies lay entangled in our bed

                             C                                             G

          He was the sheriff’s only son; to me, she was the only one

                               G                   D                       G

          I smelled the perfume, the powder, and the lead