High Sheriff of Hazard Song Lyrics

Tom Paxton


album: Track 10 in album Ramblin' Boy
release date: 1964
popularity : 48 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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(Tom Paxton)

Am C Am
Now the High Sheriff of Hazard is a hard working man.
To be a fine sheriff is his only plan.
Am C Am
With his hands in our pockets he takes what he can,
C E7 Am
For he's the High Sheriff of Hazard.

He looked through my pockets, and searched them with care,
But nary a nickel or penny was there.


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