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GUEST,Phil d'Conch Songs about outlaws, gunfighters, bad guys (24) RE: Songs about outlaws, gunfighters, bad guys 10 Aug 21


Methinks the 'folk' ship sailed at Marty Robbins. You say 'bad' like it's a bad thing. Jack Sparrow, Han Solo, Aeneas:

Come away, fellow sailors, your anchors be weighing,
Time and tide will admit no delaying.
Take a boozy short leave of your nymphs on the shore,
And silence their mourning with vows of returning
But never intending to visit them more.


And some gunfighters wear white hats.
When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings
(Rawlings & Welch, 2018)

Let me tell you, buddy
There's a faster gun
Coming over yonder
When tomorrow comes
Let me tell you, buddy
And it won't be long
'Til you find yourself singing
Your last cowboy song

(chorus)
Yippee-ki-yi-yay
When the round-up ends
Yippee-ki-yi-yay
And the campfire dims
Yippee-ki-yi-yay
He shouts and he sings
When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings

When they wrap my body
In a thin linen sheet
And they take my six irons
And pull the boots from my feet
Unsaddle my pony
She'll be itching to roam
And I'll be halfway to heaven
Under horsepower of my own

(chorus)

Yippee-ki-yi-yay
I'm glory-bound
No more jingle-jangle
I lay my guns down
Yippee-ki-yi-yay
He shouts and he sings
When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings
When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings
When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings


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