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Pretty Boy Floyd 1

Woody Guthrie © 1958 (renewed) Sanga Music Inc


16 Jun 1987
cd imgA VISION SHARED : A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly
cd imgFRIENDS WILL ARRIVE: STUDIO SESSIONS TAKE 1 (T-1062)

  Down In The Groove session, Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood CA - 16.jun.1987  

If you'll gather 'round me, people
A story I will tell
About Pretty Boy Floyd, an outlaw
Oklahoma knew him well.

It was in the town of Shawnee
On a Saturday afternoon
His wife beside him in a wagon
And into town they rode.

There a deputy sheriff approached him
In a manner rather rude
Using vulgar words of language
An' his wife she overheard.

Pretty Boy grabbed a log chain,
And the deputy grabbed his gun
And in the fight that followed
He laid that deputy down.

Now he took to the hills and timber
To live the life of shame
Every crime in Oklahoma
Was added to his name.

He took to the trees and timber
On the Canadian river shore
And Pretty Boy found a welcome
At every farmer's door.

Others tell you of a stranger
That come to beg a meal
And underneath the napkin
Left a thousand dollar bill.

T'was in Oklahoma City,
It was on a Christmas Day,
There come a whole car load of groceries
And a letter that did say

"You say that I'm an outlaw,
You say that I'm a thief.
Well, here's a Christmas dinner
For the families on relief."

Well, as through this world I've rambled
I've seen lots of funny men.
Some will rob you with a six-gun
And some with a fountain pen.

But as through this world you ramble
As through this world you roam
You won't never see an outlaw
Drive a family from their home.  up
    

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Pretty Boy Floyd 2


3 July 1975
cd imgSONGS FOR PATTY VALENTINE (T-320)

  Live, Other End, NYC - 3.jul.1975  

If you'll gather round me, children
A story I will tell
'bout Pretty Boy Floyd, an outlaw
Oklahoma knew him well.

It was in the town of Shawnee
It was saturday afternoon.
His wife beside him in the wagon
As into town they rode.

A deputy sheriff approached him 
In a manner rather rude.
Using vulgar words of anger
And his wife she overheard.

Pretty Boy grabbed a log chain
The deputy grabbed his gun.
And in the fight that followed
He laid that deputy down.

It was in Oklahoma City
It was on a Christmas day
There come a carload of groceries
With a letter that did say:

"You say that I'm an outlaw
You say that I'm a thief.
Now there's a Christmas dinner
For the families on relief."

Yes as through this world I ramble
I see lots of funny men.
Some will rob you with a .6 gun
And some with a fountain pen.

And as through your life you'll travel
And as through this life you'll roam.
You won't never see no outlaw
Drive a family from their home.  up
    

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Pretty Boy Floyd 3


4 Dec 1988
cd imgYOU DON'T KNOW ME (T-309)

  Live, Bridge Benefit Concert,  Oakland CA - 4.dec.1988  

If you'll gather 'round me, people
A story I will tell
About Pretty Boy Floyd, an outlaw
Oklahoma knew him well.

T'was in the town of Shawnee
T'was on a Saturday afternoon
His wife beside him in a wagon
An' into town they rode.

There a deputy sheriff approached him
In a manner rather rude
Using vulgar words of language
An' his wife she overheard.

Pretty Boy grabbed a log chain,
And the deputy grabbed his gun
And in the fight that followed
He laid that deputy down.

Now he took to the hills and timber
To live the life of shame
Every crime in Oklahoma
Was added to his name.

There's many a starving farmer
The same old story told
How this outlaw paid their mortgage
And saved their little homes.

Others tell you of a stranger
That come to beg a meal
And underneath the napkin
Left a thousand dollar bill.

T'was in Oklahoma City,
It was on a Christmas Day,
Come a whole car load of groceries
And a letter that did say

"You say that I'm an outlaw,
You say that I'm a thief.
Well, here's a Christmas dinner
For the families on relief."

Well, as through this world I've rambled
Seen lots of funny men.
Some will rob you with a six-gun
Some with a fountain pen.

But as through this world i ramble
As through this world i roam
I ain't never see an outlaw
Drive a family from their home.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

3 July 1975 2 SONGS FOR PATTY VALENTINE (b)
16 Jun 1987 1 A VISION SHARED : A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly
FRIENDS WILL ARRIVE: STUDIO SESSIONS TAKE 1 (b)
4 Dec 1988 3 YOU DON'T KNOW ME (b)