The Ballad of Billy the Kid

Billy Joel

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 5 in album Piano Man
release date: 1973-11
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
length: 5:35
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Billy Joel Piano Man cover art

Lyrics

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From a town known as Wheeling, West Virginia
And his daring life of crime
east and west of the Rio Grande.
Well he started with a bank in Colorado
and his age and his size
and, the word spread of Billy the kid
Well he never travelled heavy
and he soon put many older guns to shame
and he never had a home

and the largest could not seem to track him down
For the folks they loved to tell about

and the judge said "String him up for what he did."
like the sea, came pouring in

yes he always rode alone
and he never had a sweetheart
under the boothill grave that bears his name.
From a town known as Oyster Bay Long Island
and his daring life of crime
east and west of the Rio Grande.

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Travelin' Prayer
  • 2 Piano Man
  • 3 Ain't No Crime
  • 4 You're My Home
  • 5 The Ballad of Billy the Kid
  • 6 Worse Comes to Worst
  • 7 Stop in Nevada
  • 8 If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)
  • 9 Somewhere Along the Line
  • 10 Captain Jack