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Thread #86618   Message #1611868
Posted By: Abby Sale
23-Nov-05 - 08:43 AM
Thread Name: Happy! - Nov 23 (Bill Bonney)
Subject: Happy! - Nov 23 (Bill Bonney)

Happy Birthday!

In Brooklyn:
William H Bonney
(nee Henry McCarty)

was born 11/23/1859
(d.7/14/1881)

        I'll sing you a true song of Billy the Kid,
        I'll sing of the desperate deeds that he did,
        'Way out in New Mexico long, long ago,
        When a man's only chance was his old 44.

                "Billy the Kid," Lomax, _Am. Bal. & FS_ & Guthrie

ALSO: In Lomax, Am. Bal. & FS as well as in Cowboy Songs,
      Lomax gives a Negro blues version without tune.

        Billy was a bad man
        And carried a big gun
        He was always after Greasers
        And kept 'em on the run.

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