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Otto Wood the Bandit

This song is by Carolina Buddies.

Step up, buddies, and listen to my song
I'll sing it to you right, but you might think it's wrong
It's all about a man named Otto Wood
I can't tell you all, but I wish I could

He walked in the pawn shop, a rainy day
And with the clerk, he had a quarrel, they say
He pulled out his gun and he struck him a blow
And this is the way the story goes

The spread the news as fast they could
The sheriff served a warrant on Otto Wood
The jury said, "Murder in the second degree"
And the judge passed the sentence to the penitentiary

Otto, why didn't you run?
Otto's, done dead and gone
Otto Wood, why didn't you run
When the sheriff pulled out his Forty Four gun?

They put him in the pen, but it done no good
'Cause it wouldn't hold the man they called Otto Wood
It wasn't very long 'til he slipped outside
Drawed a gun and the guard and says, "Take me for a ride"

The second time they caught him was a-way out West
In the hold-up game, he got shot through the breast
They brought him back, and when he got well
They locked him down in a dungeon cell

He was a man that they could not run
He always carried a Forty Four gun
He loved the women and he hated the law
And he just wouldn't take nobody's jaw

Otto, why didn't you run?
Otto's, done dead and gone
Otto Wood, why didn't you run
When the sheriff pulled out his Forty Four gun?

He rambled out West, and he rambled all around
He met two sheriffs in a Southern town
And the sheriff says, "Otto, step to the way
'Cause I've been expecting you every day"

He pulled out his gun, and then he said
"If you make a crooked move, you both fall dead
Crank up your car and take me out of town"
And a few minutes later he was graveyard bound

Otto, why didn't you run?
Otto's, done dead and gone
Otto Wood, why didn't you run
When the sheriff pulled out his Forty Four gun?

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