Dave Stamey - The Skies Of Lincoln County Chords

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My name is William Bonny and I have some things to tell

All about my life 'n death and the way things are in Hell

And lies they told about me after Garrett shot me down

In Mexico, in 1881

Twenty one were the lives that Garrett said I took

That was just another lie he wrote down in his book

For he had to make it seem as though I were the Devils seed

but the lives I took, they were three

And the skies of Lincoln County were as blue as blue could be

And the sun that shines on you, well it used to shine on me

And I knew the smell of woodsmoke and I liked the taste of beer

The only difference now, is I'm not here

I'm in New Mexico and it's 1881

A man who'd lie to save his skin won't look you in the eye

Garrett never saw my face when he let those bullets fly

And I died there in Pete Maxwell's room, no boots upon my feet

In the dark, and all alone

They had themselves an inquest, and then they buried me

They made me into something that I never meant to be

And the vultures came and chipped away the headstone on my grave

And then took it home, for souvenirs

And the skies of Lincoln County were as blue as blue could be

And the sun that shines on you, well it used to shine on me

And I knew the smell of woodsmoke and I liked the taste of beer

The only difference now, is I'm not here

I'm in New Mexico and it's 1881

History books are written by the ones who survive

Garrett was the one who came out of that room alive

And he harnessed up my ghost, made it sing and dance

And I am dancing still, I'm dancing still

The corridors of my Hell, they never ever change

I am doomed forever to this little piece of range

Trapped here by a legend that's no making of my own

I look around, and I see.

It's still New Mexico and it's 1881

And the skies of Lincoln County were as blue as blue could be

And the sun that shines on you, well it used to shine on me

And I knew the smell of woodsmoke and I liked the taste of beer

The only difference now, is I'm not here

I'm in New Mexico and it's 1881

It's still New Mexico and it's 1881