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
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.