Outlaws-ish Skynyrd-ish

04:58
The Ballad of Little Queenie
J. Norman - K. Peterson

Story

A love story about a boy and his gun

Lyrics

THE BALLAD OF LITTLE QUEENIE

J. Norman - K. Peterson

Copyright Say When Music ASCAP                                                        

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Mid-summer I was seventeen, not much farm to save

I heard my old man call with his one foot in the grave

Six words and a .45 all's he left me when he died

Little Queenie, he said, keep this boy alive  

                                     

I practiced hard in the summer heat 'til my aim was fast and true

Queenie had no fear of God and I had nothin' left to lose

In a bank south of Aberdeen they tried to take me from behind

Now they don't care if they take me dead or alive                                

These times it just seems like more and more

There ain't no turnin' to the way it was before

Me and Queenie, that's the way it's gotta stay

'Til we make our final play    

                                                              

There's a man come from San Antone with a price upon my head

There's a woman I might never see again

I'll keep my camp in the canyon land I'll keep the skyline overhead

Me and Queenie we stay better than the rest  

                                  

But these times it just seems like more and more

There ain't no turnin' to the way it was before

Me and Queenie, that's the way it's gonna stay

'Til we make that final play      

                                                          

So let 'em come, let the whole damn bunch

Try and take me away

But prison or dyin', or that God damn farm

It's all the same to me                                                                         

Half a dozen men wait in the heat

Between Mexico and me

One way or another Queenie's gonna

Set me free...