shaver billy joe – “billy b damned-crd”

*********************** BILLY B. DAMNED ************************

written and performed by Billy Joe Shaver.

Verse 1:
E
Billy B.,Billy B. was his name

Billy B. Damned was his claim to fame

Kinda heavy in the head and mean in the eye
B
All the people stopped talkin’
A E
When Billy walked by

Verse 2:
E
He kinda shuffled along,if you know what i mean

Always lookin’ for a lady

Who was lookin’ for a scene

Snappin’ his fingers to the radio
B A E
Bippin’ and boppin’ wherever he’d go

Chorus:
E
Billy B. Billy B. was his name

Billy B. Damned was his claim to fame

Billy B. Billy B. Damned
B A E
Billy was a mighty peculiar man

Verse 3:
E
He was the number seven of a seventh son

Born in the valley

Where the river don’t run

He had to walk ten miles just to get to school
B A E
That didn’t last long ’cause he wasn’t no fool

Verse 4:
E
Back in the big falls ‘way down home

Old Billy done his stompin’

Till the cows come home

Always gettin’ into trouble

And messin’ with the law
B A E
It didn’t matter none ’cause the sheriff was his paw

Chorus.

Verse 5:
E
Billy got married and he settled down

Got elected to mayor

Of his home town

Got his feet on the desk

And a big cigar
B A E
Travelled ’round town in a Cadillac car

Chorus.

Perret Charles-Amir : perret@math.univ-mlvf.fr
http://soleil.univ-mlv.fr/~perret/country.html

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