"Billy Prichard" as written by and Brent Best....
Wally got lost in a patch of weeds,
and they found his body floating in the reeds
He said he'd gone fishing with the boy from across the creek
Now here you come waking with a smile on your face
Say you've found someone to love you in this loveless place,
And his name is Billy Pritchard,
and he don't think you're no freak
But I don't want him hanging around here, girl
His eyes are filled with evil
He's gonna drag you to the depths of hell
His daddy was a drunk and his mother a whore
And every night another man would leave her door
And his daddy'd take the money,
and he'd go get drunk some more
They never spared the rod, but they still spoiled the child
On debauchery and witchcraft and everything wild
I'm telling you now daughter that he's wicked to the core

I don't want him hanging around here, girl
His eyes are filled with evil
He's gonna steal your heart and then your soul

Oh yeah, my little dove, don't you fly too far
Don't you leave my aching heart
I don't want to see you leaving town
I don't want to see you hanging around;
Don't want to see you hanging out with that weasel'
Cause his eyes are filled with evil
He's gonna drag you to the depths of hell

Daddy I don't believe a word you said
Ever since the day that I learned that my brother was dead
I've just come from Billy Pritchard's
and I know why your hands are red
He said, You took him and Billy fishing by the old oak tree
Told them both to wait for you, you had to go pee
Then you snuck up from behind, and you shot him in the head
But you made a big mistake, father, don't you see
They'd exchange hats underneath that oak tree
You shot your own son, and you blamed it all on Billy

Well I ain't gonna hang around here still,
Cause your eyes are filled with evil
I'm gonna tell the world and watch you hang

Shut your mouth and come inside now, my little dove
Get my gun, get my coat, get my gloves
Understand that everything I do is out of love



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"Billy Prichard" as written by Brent David Best

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