"Blackie's Gunman" lyrics - THE CARTER FAMILY

"Blackie's Gunman"

I was known as Blackie's Gunman
The best of gunmen in the land
I could shoot the ace of diamonds
With a draw from either hand
With the dice I had no equal
Some of them are with us now
Most of them are sadly sleepin'
'Neath the weeping willow bough

Many a cowboy's camp I played in
Left that night with all their gold
As a sport I was broken
As a sport I let it go
I once loved a girl named Nellie
How we loved no tough can tell
But I know I'll never meet her
Oh, 'twas hard to say farewell.

Her eyes were like the deep blue water
And her hair was golden curls
And her cheeks were crimson velevt
And her teeth were snow white pearls
Together we lived in a cottage
And our lives it was a dream
And the angels they watched o're us
Made our lives one happy dream.