BILLY THE KID
A story to tell as on the eve of the civil war it would come to be a birth.
An Irish neighborhood in New York City, November twenty third eighteen fifty nine.
William Henry McCarty JR. later known as the infamous outlaw Billy the kid.
A mother known as Katherine, a father unknown, a little boy would never know.
William H. Bonney would one day join the Lincoln County war, life would become short.
Legend tells that he killed twenty one men, later a folk hero is told.
Five foot nine he stood, blue eyes, smooth complexion, sometimes a friendly sort.
Some say he was a neat dresser, liked to sport his Mexican sombrero.
Billy was skilled with firearms, a cowboy, gambler, cattle rustler, he was an outlaw.
Sheriff Pat Garrett would come to hunt him down, Billy was only a kid, what waited for him.
He was cornered, shot and killed by a man, a lawman July fourteenth eighteen eighty one.
He was only twenty one when his life ended, a young man dies back in a time at Fort Sumner
New, Mexico, Pat shot him down, He was an outlaw but he was once a mother’s son.
Rest in peace Billy the kid.