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