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Ballad Of Cat Ballou  R.E.M

[Am]It's a hanging d[C]ay, in Wolfcity [Am](?), Wyoming,
in [C]Wolfcity, Wyoming, in[F] 189[C]4
There's gonna d[G]rop Cat Balou
(silence) C
Right through the gallows floor
Well she [Am]killed a man in [C]Wolfcity, Wyoming,
In [C]Wolfcity, Wyoming
She [F]killed a man, it's [C]true
And that is [G]why they're hanging
(silence) C
They're hanging Cat Balou
She has the s[C]mile of an angel
She f[Am]ights like the devil
The [F]eyes of an [G]angel
She [F]fights like[G] the devil
The [C]face of an angel
I sa[Am]y she's the devil
She's m[G]ean and evil through and t[C]hrough
Cat Ballou[G], Cat Ballou[C]
She's me[G]an and evil through and t[C]hrough
Then there [Am]came to town
A g[C]un deadly and frig[C]htening
A g[C]un quicker than li[C]ghtning
The f[F]astest gun you've [C]seen
G (silence)
It was the gun in the hand of
Steely Kitchelean (???)[C]
Just one l[Am]ook at him
And f[C]olks starting to s[C]hake
Wi[C]ld, wild as a s[C]nake
Pr[F]oud and fierce and m[C]ean
G (silence)
There was no man who was tougher
As tough as Kitchelean[C]
He had the e[C]yes of a killer
As c[Am]old as the devil
The l[F]ook of a k[G]iller
The l[F]ook of the[G] devil
The f[C]ace of a killer
That [Am]man was the devil
Just w[G]ild and ornery and m[C]ean
Kitchelean[G], Kitchele[C]an
The fas[G]test gun you've ever se[C]en
(repeat the same chords as before)
Then she road away
Just to where now was a mystery
But Cat roamed into history
Lent (?) her legend rule
She was the queen of the outlaws
Her highness Cat Balou
Cat Balou, Cat Balou
And now the story is all through
Cat Balou, Cat Balou
Say farewell to Cat Balou

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