Monday, November 23, 2009

'Nother Song about Billy the Kid

Over at Fairweather Lewis I posted a ghost story about the western outlaw Billy the Kid, being as how today marks his birth in 1859. There I posted a song by Marty Robbins that makes the Kid look like a sort of anti-hero.

This song is a bit different. Written and recorded by Joe Ely in 1987, it tells an entirely different story about the Kid. Dare I say it gives me the giggles with its mordant humor?


1 comment:

  1. Billy the Kid was Irish, right?

    Happy Thanksgiving! Our Fall harvest being much earlier than yours (given our shorter growing season), we celebrated our Thanksgiving a month ago.

    Now we can only dream of turkey.