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Roy Orbison – Blackie Dalton lyrics

Roy produced and sang backing vocals bill dees sang lead vocal

Blackie dalton was a gun fighter
They say that he was the fastest gun alive
Before you could draw your gun from the holster
You would surely die

Blackie dalton was a gun fighter
He killed three men in abilone and four in wichita
He wounded one in kansas city
Let him live out of pity
He was tired of killing them all

Then one night in a brawl
His brother john got killed in wichita
Defending his brother's name
The blackie dalton fame had brought his brother shame

He got word in tucson about his brother john
They heard him say as he left that day
" I've got to hunt him down
Then i'll throw my gun away"

Lonely night on the trail
He'd listen to the coyotes wail
And sympathise with the cry
For one more man must die

Blackie dalton was a gun fighter
The fastest gun alive is what they say
He caught that man shot him down
Turned and walked away
Yes, he threw his gun away

Blackie dalton was a gun fighter
But he turned his back on the life that he had led
A man remembered from kansas city
Didn't have any pity
He shot blackie dead
Yes he shot blackie dead

Lonely nights on the trail
The cowboys tell a different tale
Blackie didn't really die
No, blackie didn't really die

Blackie dalton was a gun fighter
The fastest gun alive is what they said
He changed his name and in his grave
The kansas man instead
With this marker at his head
" blackie dalton was a gun fighter"

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