Gary Fjellgaard Song Lyrics > All in the Journey

Back When Billy Robbed Trains

Have you heard about a bandit / By the name of Billy Miner
Slippery as a grey fox / Runnin through the sage
Billy had a pistol / Big fourty four pistol
He had a hideout / Down in the cottonwood
Back when Billy robbed trains

Billy was a gentleman / He never robbed a poor man
Had a little bit of Robin Hood / Runnin through his veins
He rode into Canada / Lookin for his liberty
He spent half his life / Behind prison walls
Back when Billy robbed trains
Saddle up you cowboys / Gather up the townfolk
Gettin up a posse/ Gonna run him to the ground
Billy had a fast horse / He made his get away
Back / In the boots and saddle days
Back when Billy robbed trains

You got your modern day outlaw Leaders of Nations
They threaten devastation/ With a bible in their hands
If God blesses anyone / God blesses everyone Billy was a saint / By comparison
And Billy robbed trains
He just robbed trains

So saddle up you cowboys / Gather up the townfolk
Getting up a posse/ Gonna run em to the ground
They better have a fast horse / When they make their get away
Cause back in the / Boots and saddle days
Back when Billy robbed trains
Wed hang em high / From the cottonwood
Back when Billy robbed trains


Writer Gary Fjellgaard
Publisher Slim Creek Music

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