The Wrong End of the Law

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Song lyric about the Dalton Brothers, who started out in law enforcement and drifted into law breaking

 

The Wrong End of the Law

 

In Indian Territory

When the west was truly wild,

The Dalton brothers worked for

Law enforcement for a while,

But fate is often fickle

And it had another plan,

To send them into hist'ry as

A famous outlaw band.

 

On the wrong end of the law

Through the open end of time,

They galloped to their destinies

Of lawlessness and crime,

Their shiny silver stars

Lost their glitter once they saw,

The flashing of the gold

On the wrong end of the law.

 

They left for California

Where they stopped to rob a train,

Then roared across the country

Like a restless hurricane,

Two years from when they started

They would lie beneath the ground,

When Lady Luck abandoned them

Inside their own hometown.

 

They came to rob two banks at once

But found too late, instead,

The town-folk recognized their gang

And filled them full of lead.

 

On the wrong end of the law

Through the open end of time,

They galloped to their destinies

Of lawlessness and crime,

Their shiny silver stars

Lost their glitter once they saw,

The flashing of the gold

On the wrong end of the law.

 

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: November 12, 2020

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

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