"Ballad Of Jesse James" as written by and Ry Cooder....
Well dont you want to climb a mountain
yeah, dont you want to ride the river
drink from a magic fountain
give your woman all the love that you can give her
well dont you want to be an outlaw
don't you want to ride the range
don't you want to be an outlaw children
just like jesse, like jesse james

well now dont you want to swim the ocean
don't you want to climb the highest tree
drink some of momma\'s lovin\' potion
get your woman till she just cant see
don't you want to be an outlaw
just a poor boy out on the skids
don't you want to be an outlaw children
just like billy, just like billy the kid

well now billy he was a bad boy, he won the wild west
by the year of 21, as many notches on his gun
but someone laid him to an early rest

don't you want to climb a mountain
don't you want to ride the river
drink from a magic fountain
give your woman all the love that you can give her
don't you want to be an outlaw
don't you want to ride the range
don't you want to be an outlaw children
just like jesse

Jesse he was a bad boy, he won the wild west
as many notches on his gun as the years of 21
but someone laid him to an early rest

don't you want to climb a mountain
don't you want to ride the river
drink from a magic fountain
give your woman all the love that you can give her
don't you want to be an outlaw
don't you want to ride the range
don't you want to be an outlaw children
just like jesse, like jesse james
well dont you want to be an outlaw
don't you want to be an outlaw

just like jesse, just like jesse, just like jesse james


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