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Pretty Boy Floyd  The Byrds



[G]Well gather round children, a [C]story I will [G]tell
About P[D]retty Boy Floyd the out[G]law, Okla[C]homa knew him [G]well
[G]Was in the town of Shawnee on a [C]Saturday aftern[G]oon
His [D]wife beside him in a [G]wagon as [C]into town they [G]rode
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[G]And along come a deputy sheriff in a [C]manner rather r[G]ude
Using [D]vulgar words of [G]language and his [C]wife she over[G]heard
[G]And Pretty Boy grabbed a long chain,
And the [C]deputy grabbed a [G]gun
And [D]in the fight that f[G]ollowed, he [C]laid that deputy [G]down
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[G]Then he ran through the trees and bushes
And [C]lived a life of [G]shame
Every [D]crime in Okla[G]homa was [C]added to his [G]name
[G]He ran through trees and bushes on the [C]Canadian River [G]shore
And [D]many a starving [G]farmer o[C]pened up his [G]door
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[G]It was in Oklahoma City, It was [C]on a Christmas [G]Day
A [D]whole carload of g[G]roceries and a [C]letter that did [G]say
[G]Well you say that I'm an outlaw, you [C]say that I'm a [G]thief
Well, [D]here's a Christmas [G]dinner for the [C]families on [G]relief
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[G]As through this life you travel, you [C]meet some funny [G]men
Some [D]rob you with a [G]six-gun, some [C]with a fountain [G]pen
[G]As through this life you ramble, as [C]through this life you [G]roam
You'll [D]never see an [G]outlaw take a [C]family from their [G]home
From The Byrds "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo"
Columbia Records 1968

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