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.

                       Keith Garrett

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