Beneath the Apple Trees

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

song lyric about the infamous "Bloody Benders" of Kansas

(song lyric)

 

Beneath the Apple Trees

 

A lonely little prairie inn

Was such a welcome sight,

'til rumors spread of missing men

Who vanished in the night,

Some say Miss Katie Bender's kin

Could smell their gold for sure,

And vacancies would often be

A little premature.

 

Beneath the apple trees

On that early Kansas plain,

Lie proof Miss Katie Bender's charms

Could cure their earthly pain,

Her captivating beauty

Put wealthy men at ease,

Unaware they'd rest somewhere

Beneath the apple trees.

 

Miss Katie Bender claimed to hold

The power in her grasp,

To cure men's ills or help them hear

Their loved ones who had passed,

She'd lure them to the Bender's Inn

And start her psychic act,

While daddy and her brother John

Would sneak up from the back.

 

With their hammers in their hands

By the crackling fireplace,

Miss Katie's kin would help them meet

Their loved ones face to face.

 

Beneath the apple trees

On that early Kansas plain,

Lie proof Miss Katie Bender's charms

Could cure their earthly pain,

Her captivating beauty

Put wealthy men at ease,

Unaware they'd rest somewhere

 Beneath the apple trees.

 

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.  This lyric has already been recorded and released, but I have a lot that haven't. dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: December 29, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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Bert Broomberg

Wonderful lyrics.

Tue, December 29th, 2020 3:58pm

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Thanks a lot Bert. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Have a great day,
Dennis

Tue, December 29th, 2020 8:29am

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