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Me And Billy The Kid

This song is by Ramblin' Jack Elliott, features Peter Rowan and appears on the album Friends Of Mine (1998).

Well, me and Billy The Kid never got along
I didn't like the way he cocked his hat and he wore his gun all wrong
Well, we had the same girlfriend and he never forgot it
She had a cute little Chihuahua till one day he up and shot it
He rode the hard country down the New Mexico line
He had a silver pocket watch that he never did wind
He crippled a piano player for playin' his favorite song
No, me and Billy The Kid, never got along

Yeah, me and Billy The Kid never got along
I didn't like the way he buckled his belt and he wore his gun all wrong
He was bad to the bone, all hopped up on speed
I would've left him alone if it wasn't for that señorita
He gave her silver and he paid her hotel bill
But it was me she loved, she said she always will
I'd always go see her when Bill was gone
No, me and Billy The Kid, we never got along

Yeah, me and Billy The Kid never got along
I didn't like the way he tied his shoes an' he wore his gun all wrong
One day, I said to Billy: "I got this foolproof scheme
"We'll rob Wells Fargo, it's bustin' at the seams"
I admit that I framed him, but I don't feel bad
'Cause the way I was livin', it was driving me mad
Billy reached for his gun but his gun was on wrong
No, me and Billy The Kid, we never got along

No, me and Billy The Kid never got along
But I did like the way he swayed in the wind while I played him his favorite song
Now my baby sings harmony with me, to "La Cucaracha"
She winds her silver pocket watch and pets her new Chihuahua
I moved into the hotel, I got a room with a shower
We lay and listen to that watch tick hour after hour
Outside, I hear the wind blowin' oh so strong
No, me and Billy The Kid, we never got along
We never got along, we never got along
We never got along, we never got along

Written by:

Joe Ely