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Ballad of billy Crow

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Ballad of billy Crow

The ballad of Billy Crow

A man lived in the city
By the name of Billy Crow
He was a handsome fellow
And the girls all loved him so
He loved to drink the whiskey
And he smoked a lot of dope
And most folk who did know him
They gave him little hope.

One day this handsome fellow
Met a girl who loved him well
She was a pretty lady
And for her Billy fell
Then one day they got married
He put a ring upon her finger
But Billy he was not the type
That with one girl could linger.

Now Jenny ling was jealous
It was just the way she was
She tried to trust her Billy
But she could not, because
She’d seen him eying other girls 
With lust, there, in his eyes
And Jenny she’d seen this before
From her other loving guys.

One day she followed Jimmy
To the bar where he did drink
And what she saw within that bar
It made her kind of shrink
She took a gun and shot her man
And put him in his grave
Something it did burst in her
No thought to this she gave.

Now she rots in a Prison cell
And he lies in the ground
Jealousy is such a curse
But when a husband’s found
Making love to another girl
Then this too be a curse
The murderer, or the cheater
Can you tell me  ‘Who is worse’?

10 July 2014 @ 1957hrs.

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  1. Date: 7/11/2014 10:26:00 AM
    Lol, better leave than to kill, nice poem peter, short story but with great sence, wow, nice one Richard

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is true Richard, but there are many ways to kill, and killing a lady's tender heart is not so good either. Thank you my friend for your kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 10:27:00 PM
    This is good; I loved it. I don't know who is worse, maybe the same. I would not kill him - I would just leave him. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 4:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think I would do the same Lucilla, but these guys usually have no pity, so this would be Karma. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 7:50:00 PM
    Oooooooooh! I just love that little story my dear, you do write some lovely little stories, they should be published even if it were just for us.............Luv..............Ve.xxxxxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 4:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my love, I always love to hear your biased comments.....peterxxxxxxx
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 6:47:00 PM
    there is a song Peter, close to your poem..but in the song the guy killed the girl ,they hung him...Hang Down your Head Tom Dooley

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 4:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Frederick Tom Dooly was the first tune I badly learned on the guitar many years a go. As always I highly appreciate your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 6:09:00 PM
    Very thought provoking..I will not lie, I did think about the latter, couldn't bring myself to it. Never would/could cheat...excellent write..Tim

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 4:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Tim, you are a decent man. Thank you for your kind comments....peter