High Sheriff of Hazard

Tom Paxton


album: Track 10 in album Ramblin' Boy
release date: 1964
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Folk
length: 2:11

Album Information

label: Elektra
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Tom Paxton Ramblin' Boy cover art


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Now the High Sheriff of Hazard is a hard working man.
To be a fine sheriff is his only plan.
With his hands in our pockets he takes what he can,
For he's the High Sheriff of Hazard.

But nary a nickel or penny was there.
God bless the High Sheriff of Hazard.
He caught me one evening and here's what he said:
And if you are fond of your skin and your head,

And five minutes later I made a phone call,
And damn the High Sheriff of Hazard.
Now, men there are plenty who sweat out their lives,
They sweat for their pennies while the mine owner thrives

The High Sheriff's word is the mine owner's bond,
He's the wealthy High Sheriff of Hazard.
It seems to be so since this world first began,
To gouge out a fortune from the poor working man,

Let's all get together with nothing to fear,
Farewell to the High Sheriff of Hazard.
@law @outlaw @union @mine
filename[ HISHERIF


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 A Job of Work
  • 2 A Rumblin' in the Land
  • 3 When Morning Breaks
  • 4 Daily News
  • 5 What Did You Learn in School Today
  • 6 The Last Thing on My Mind
  • 7 Harper
  • 8 Fare Thee Well, Cisco
  • 9 I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
  • 10 High Sheriff of Hazard
  • 11 My Lady's a Wild Flying Dove
  • 12 Standing on the Edge of Town
  • 13 I'm Bound for the Mountains and the Sea
  • 14 Goin' to the Zoo
  • 15 Ramblin' Boy