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Johnny Cash - The Ballad Of Boot Hill chords

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Here lies Les Moore,

four slugs from a forty-four,


no Les no more.

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Out in Arizona, just south of Tucson,

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where tumbleweeds tumble in search of a home,

there's a town they call Tombstone


where the brave never cry.

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They live by a six-gun, by a six-gun they die.

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It's been a long time now since the town was a boon.

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The jailhouse is empty, so's the Palace Saloon.


Just one look will tell you that this town was real.

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A secluded old dirt road leads up to Boot Hill.

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Walk up to the fence there and look at the view;

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That's where they were hangin', eighteen-eighty-two.


It's easy to see where the brave men died;

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Rope marks on the old tree are now petrified.

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At night, when the moon shines so far away,

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It gets mighty lonesome, lookin' down on their graves.


There lies Billy Klen; never wanted to kill,

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but he's there with the guilty, way up on Boot Hill.
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