Who Sang Dead or Alive? Arlo Guthrie

Release information
Writer(s): John Genzale
Release Date: 1992
length: 3:05
Lyrics
Well, the new sheriff wrote me a letter
Yes, the new sheriff wrote me a letter
Come up and see me, dead or alive
Come up and see me, dead or alive

Dead or alive, if s a hard road
It's a hard road, dead or alive

Well, he even sent me my picture
Yes, he even sent me my picture
How do I look, boys, dead or alive?
How do I look, boys, dead or alive?

Dead or alive, if s a hard road
It's a hard road, dead or alive

Well, he said he would pay expenses
Yes, he said he would pay expenses
Dead or alive, no thanks!
New sheriff, I'm a poor boy

If s a hard road, dead or alive
Dead or alive, if s a hard road

Well, he said he would feed and do the me
Yes, he said he would feed and do the me
Dead or alive, no thanks!
New sheriff, I'm a poor boy

If s a hard road, dead or alive
Dead or alive, if s a hard road

Well, I'm sorry but I can't come, sheriff
Yes, I'm sorry but I can't come, sheriff
Dead or alive, no thanks!
New sheriff, I'm a poor boy

If s a hard road, dead or alive
Dead or alive, if s a hard road

I don't like your hard rock hotel
I don't like your hard rock hotel
Dead or alive, new sheriff
No thanks, I'm a poor boy

If s a hard road, dead or alive
Dead or alive, if s a hard road

I gotta go down and see my little sweet thing f
Gonna go down and see my little sweet thing
Dead or alive, yes, Lord!
No thanks, new sheriff

If s a hard road, dead or alive
Dead or alive, if s a hard road

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Buffalo Gals
  • 2 Dead or Alive
  • 3 Streets of Laredo
  • 4 Ridin' Down the Canyon
  • 5 South Coast
  • 6 Shenandoah
  • 7 The Gal I Left Behind
  • 8 When the Cactus Is in Bloom
  • 9 Woody's Rag/Hard Work
  • 10 I Ride an Old Paint
  • 11 Utah Carroll
  • 12 Red River Valley

  • Release information
    label: Rising Son Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin