Tag: Canadian River

Woody Guthrie – Pretty Boy Floyd Lyrics

If you’ll gather ’round me children A story I will tell Of Pretty Boy Floyd an outlaw Oklahoma knew him well. It was in the town of Shawnee It was Saturday afternoon His wife beside him in his wagon As into town they rode. There a deputy sheriff approached him In a manner rather rude Using vulgar words of language And his wife she overheard. Pretty Boy grabbed a log chain And the deputy grabbed a gun And in the fight that followed He laid that deputy down. He took to the trees and timbers And he lived a life of shame Every crime in Oklahoma was added to his name Yes, he took to the trees and timbers On that Canadian River’s shore And Pretty Boy found a welcome At a many a farmer’s door. There’s a many a starving farmer The same old story told How this outlaw p...