BILLY THE KID

Latest update on 01/04/2016

Artist: Vernon Dalhart
Author: Rev. Andrew Jenkins
Label: Brunswick
Year: 1927

Also for OKeh, Columbia and Victor.

Covers:

1938:

Sons Of The Pioneers [as Billie The Kid]

1944:

Woody Guthrie

1945:

Tex Ritter [on his album Children's Songs And Stories By Cowboy Tex Ritter, the blueprint for Jim Dickinson's Free Beer Tomorrow album]

1959:

Marty Robbins

1960:

Jimmy Driftwood [on concept album How The West Was Won]

1971:

Ry Cooder

1977:

Charlie Daniels Band

Song about William H. Bonney, alias Billy The Kid, challenging Jesse James as top outlaw of the West. He operated in New Mexico in the 1870s and was killed by legendary sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881.

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