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"The Highwaymen" Lyrics

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I was a highwayman, along the coach roads I did ride,
With sword and pistol by my side.
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade.
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade.
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five:
But I am still alive.

I was a sailor, I was born upon the tide.
And with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn of Mexico.
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow.
And when the yards broke off, they said that I got killed:
But I am living still.

I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide;
Where steel and water did collide.
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado,
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below.
They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound:
But I am still around.
I'll always be around,.
And around and around and around and around.

I fly a starship across the Universe divide.
And when I reach the other side,
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can.
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again.
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain;
But I will remain.
And I'll be back again,

And again and again and again and again.
  • submitted by Jonathon Lalin
  • corrected on September 26th, 2010

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     izzy5_rose says:
    Like 013-05-2005 20:10
     
    I love this song, it's timelessness is cool
     sparknotes says:
    Like 030-11-2004 21:27
     
    i luv this song!!!!!
    oh, there jobs in order are:

    outlaw
    sailor
    dam builder
    pilot

    its the mount rushmore of country music
    Like 003-08-2004 03:26
     
    I know all of the stories represent real events in history, but can anyone tell me what they are?