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Guthrie Woody – Pretty Boy Floyd tab
(Like all Woody's songs, the lyrics changed depending on where and when he was singing, so you may find some different verses, but these lyrics are probably as right or wrong as any others you'll find. It's a straight 1-4-5 song; if you know the tune, just fool around with D, G, and A until it sounds right to you.) If you'll gather 'round me children A story I will tell About Pretty Boy Floyd the outlaw Oklahoma knew him well It was in the town of Shawnee On a Sunday afternoon His wife beside him in their wagon As into town they rode There a deputy sheriff approached them In a manner rather rude Using vulgar words of language And his wife she overheard Well Pretty Boy grabbed a long chain And the deputy grabbed his gun And in the fight that followed He laid that deputy down Well he took to the trees and timber To live a life of shame Every crime in Oklahoma Was added to his name Yes he took to the trees and timber By that Canadian river shore But Pretty Boy found a welcome At many a farmer's door Yes there's many a starving farmer The same old story's told How that outlaw paid his mortgage And saved their little home Others tell you of a stranger That came to beg a meal And underneath his napkin Left a thousand dollar bill It was in Oklahoma city It was on a Christmas Day There came a whole carload of groceries With a letter that did say "Well they say that I'm an outlaw They say that I'm a theif Well here's a Christmas dinner For the families on relief" Now as through this life 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 And as through this world you roam You won't never find an outlaw That'd drive a family from their home