The Ballad of Boot Hill Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Sings the Ballads of the True West cover art
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Ira Hayes
Ira Hayes

Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Gather round me people there's a story I would tell
About a brave young Indian you should remember well
From the land of the Pima Indian a proud and noble band
Who farmed the Phoenix valley in Arizona land

Down the ditches for a thousand years
The water grew Ira's peoples' crops

Track Listing

  • 1 Hiawatha's Vision
  • 2 The Road to Kaintuck
  • 3 The Shifting, Whispering Sands, Part I
  • 4 The Ballad of Boot Hill
  • 5 I Ride an Old Paint
  • 6 Hardin Wouldn't Run
  • 7 Mister Garfield
  • 8 The Streets of Laredo
  • 9 Johnny Reb
  • 10 A Letter From Home
  • 11 Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
  • 12 Mean as Hell
  • 13 Sam Hall
  • 14 25 Minutes to Go
  • 15 The Blizzard
  • 16 Sweet Betsy From Pike
  • 17 Green Grow the Lilacs
  • 18 Stampede
  • 19 The Shifting, Whispering Sands, Part II
  • 20 Reflections


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Carl Perkins
    album: Track 4 in album Sings the Ballads of the True West
    release date: 1965
    popularity : 84 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Acoustic
    length: 3:49

    Album Information

    country(area): United States
    script: Latin