Burial Of Wild Bill

Album: Mountain Ballads (1876)
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  • Under the sod in the land of gold
    We have laid the fearless Bill;
    We called him wild, yet a little child
    Could bend his iron will.
    With a generous heart he freely gave
    To the poorly-clad unshod;
    Think of it, pards, of his noble traits,
    While you cover him with the sod.

    Under the sod in the Deadwood gulch
    We have laid his last remains.
    No more his manly form will hail
    The Red Man on the plains.
    And many a heartfelt sigh was heard
    As over the sward we trod,
    And many an eye was filled with tears
    As we covered him with the sod.

    You buried him 'neath the old pine tree
    In that little world of ours;
    His trusty rifle by his side,
    His grave all strewn with flowers;
    His manly form in sweet repose,
    That lovely silken hair;
    It was a sight we can't forget,
    That face so bright and fair.

    Under the sod in the prairie land
    We have laid the good and true;
    An honest heart and a noble man
    Has bade his last adieu.
    No more his silvery voice will ring;
    His spirit has gone to God;
    Around his faults let charity cling
    While we cover him with the sod. Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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