Bandit Belle

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

song lyric about Wild Western bandit-hero, Belle Starr

 

Bandit Belle

 

With a bow in her hair and a blush on her cheek

Little Myra Belle learned both Latin and Greek,

But her daddy let the Youngers and the James boys stay

And they taught Myra Belle the desperado way.

 

Bandit Belle rode on a wing and a prayer

With a price on her head and a feather in her hair,

She had outlaws for in-laws, the best of the worst

Heaven called her name but the Devil got her first.

 

As the years galloped by like a bull on the run

Belle would trade her dolls for some twin-holstered guns,

She would stand beside three outlaws in her wedding dress

But they all left this world with bullets in their chest.

 

With her black-velvet skirt and a man’s Stetson hat

Belle Starr roamed the West like a wild mountain cat,

She would ride along with legends of those outlaw bands

As she burned Bandit Belle in hist’ry with her brand.

 

Bandit Belle rode on a wing and a prayer

With a price on her head and a feather in her hair,

She had outlaws for in-laws, the best of the worst

Heaven called her name but the Devil got her first.

 

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com

 


Submitted: October 26, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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Prism Persona

This is great! It reads like an old western song! I imagine this happening on the set of The Rifleman. It’s a well told story that would make a great song!

Tue, November 3rd, 2020 3:55pm

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Thanks a lot. I’m glad you liked it. I was a Rifleman fan too. I’ve had several lyrics used in Western songs and always get a kick out of having them “come alive.”

Tue, November 3rd, 2020 11:55am