From the album The Original and Genuine

Lyrics

Bang bang Billy came into town
Bang bang Billy came into town
Started to throw his weight around

Billy had a gun and a bowie knife
Billy had a gun and a bowie knife
His only pleasure was taking life

Billy shot a man in Nielsen’s Bar
Billy shot a man in Nielsen’s Bar
This time Billy you’ve gone too far

We chased Billy up to Piney Wood
We chased Billy up to Piney Wood
This time Billy we’ll fix you good

Billy lay down behind a log
Billy lay down behind a log
Sherriff found him with his dog

People said Sherriff turn him loose
People said Sherriff turn him loose
They stuck Billy’s head in a runnin’ noose

The Sherriff he cried let Billy be
The Sherriff he cried let Billy be
But we hung old Billy from a piney tree

Bang bang Billy came into town
Bang bang Billy came into town
Started to throw his weight around

© Willi Kerr 2010

© The Curst Sons 2014