Chris Mortensen

Chris Mortensen

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Country - General | Paradise, Utah, United States
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Member Since: 2006
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Song Description

The story of how Wild Bill Hickock died.

Story Behind the Song

The death of Wild Bill Hickock

Lyrics

Intro
1st verse
He was James Butler Hickock, but known as Wild Bill
A gunfighting gambler and seeker of thrills
He'd scouted for Custer all through the Black Hills
And showcased the wild west with Buffalo Bill
2nd Verse
He carried two pistols and wore his hair long
He'd gunned down his rivals when things had gone wrong
He knew one would come back to even the score
He never played cards with his back to the door
1st chorus
But one day in Deadwood, he let his guard down
The same day that Jack McCall rode into town
And Bill couldn't outdraw the quick hands of fate
With his back to the door holding aces and eights
3rd Verse
And as the news spread through that wild frontier town
No one could imagine that Bill was gunned down
The famous gunfighter and gambler was killed
Who'd scouted for Custer all through the Black Hills
Bridge
In old number ten, where they all knew his name
Bill shuffled the cards with Calamity Jane
And she knew he should have been facing the door
When Jack McCall's bullet knocked Bill to the floor
2nd Chorus
But Wild Bill couldn't outdraw the quick hands of fate
With his back to the door holding aces and eights
And the most feared gambler in all of the land
Never dreamed he was holding the dead man's hand

Song Length
3:13
Genre
Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Composed

Subject Matter
Famous People
Similar Artist
The Charlie Daniels Band
Language
English
Era
1800 - 1899

Lyric Credits Chris W. Mortensen
Music Credits Chris W. Mortensen
Producer Credits Chris W. Mortensen
Publisher Credits South Canyon Music
Performance Credits Chris W. Mortensen
Label Credits Chris W. Mortensen