I rode out of Kansas City, going, south to Mexico I was, running dodging danger,left the, girl that I loved so Far behind lay Kansas City and the...
I rode out of Kansas City, going, south to Mexico I was, running dodging danger,left the, girl that I loved so Far behind lay Kansas City and the, past that I had earned Twenty, notches on my six gun marked the, lessons I had learned Many times I sold my fast gun for a, place to lay my head Till the, nights began to haunt me by the, men that I lay dead Couldn't, stand it any longer with the, life that I'd begun So I, said good-bye to Jeannie and, became a running gun I rode into Amarillo as the sun sank in the west My thoughts in Kansas City and the girl that I love best As I smiled and kissed her gently and then turned around to go Said I'd send for her to meet me when I reached old Mexico I had barely left the saddle and my foot just touched the ground When a cold voice from the shadows told me not to turn around Said he new about my fast gun,new the price paid by the law Challenged by a bounty hunter,so I turned around to draw I knew someday I'd meet him for his hand like lightning flashed My own gun stayed in leather as his bullet tore it's path As my strength was slowly fading,I could see him walk away And I knew that where I lie today,he to must lie some day Now my strength is slowly fading and my eyes are growing dim And my thoughts return to Jeannie and the home that we had planned Oh please tell her won't you mister that she's still the only one But a woman's love is waisted when she loves a running gun
writers: GLASER, JIM / GLASER, TOMPALL
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