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Pretty Boy Floyd  Woody Guthrie

[E]Come and gather 'round me, [E7]children, a [A]story I will [E]tell
About Pret[A]ty Boy Floyd, the [E]outlaw, Okla[B7]homa knew him [E]well.
[E]It was in the town of Shawn[E7]ee on a Satu[A]rday afternoo[E]n,
His wife b[A]eside him in the w[E]agon, as int[B7]o town they ro[E]de.
[E]There a deputy sheriff appr[E7]oached him i[A]n a manner ra[E]ther rude,
Using vulg[A]ar words of anger,[E] and his wif[B7]e, she overhea[E]rd.
[E]Pretty Boy grabbed a log ch[E7]ain; the dep[A]uty grabbed h[E]is gun,
And in the[A] fight that follow[E]ed he laid t[B7]hat deputy dow[E]n.
[E]Then he took to the trees a[E7]nd timber to[A] life a life [E]of shame,
Every crim[A]e in Oklahoma was [E]added to his[B7] name.[E]
[E]Yes, he took to the river b[E7]ottom along [A]the river sho[E]re,
And pretty[A] Boy found a welco[E]me at every [B7]farmer's door.[E]
[E]The papers said that Pretty[E7] Boy had rob[A]bed a bank ea[E]ch day,
While he w[A]as setting in some[E] farmhouse, [B7]three hundred [E]miles away.
[E]There's many a starving far[E7]mer the same[A] old story to[E]ld,
How the ou[A]tlaw paid their mo[E]rtgage and s[B7]aved their lit[E]tle home.
[E]Others tell you 'bout a str[E7]anger that c[A]ome to beg a [E]meal,
And undern[A]eath his napkin li[E]ft a thousan[B7]d-dollar bill.[E]
[E]It was in Oklahoma City, it[E7] was on a Ch[A]ristmas Dayu,[E]
There came[A] a whole carload o[E]f groceries [B7]with a note to[E] say:
[E]'You say that I'm an outlaw[E7], you say th[A]at I'm a thie[E]f,
Here's a C[A]hristmas dinner fo[E]r the famili[B7]es on relief.'[E]
[E]Yes, as through this world [E7]I've rambled[A] I've seen lo[E]ts of funny men,
Some will [A]rob you with a six[E] gun, and so[B7]me with a foun[E]tain pen.
[E]But as through your life yo[E7]u'll travel,[A] wherever you[E] may roam,
You won't [A]never see no outla[E]w drive a fa[B7]mily from thei[E]r home.

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