Butch and the Kid

     We all know the story of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Here is a condensed version (with an alternate ending), that I hope you will read and enjoy.


Butch and the Kid

 Now, they told everybody,

to just keep calm,

and they said, they intended,

nobody, no harm.

And if nobody,

goes, and plays the fool,

all they’d take from them,

was their money and jewels.


The bandanas, that they wore,

kept their faces well hid,

but, everyone knew,

it was Butch and the Kid.

Now, the “Hole in the Wall”,

was the name of the gang,

they had rode along side,

then, from their horses they sprang.


Well, they forced the train,

to come to a stop.

They got behind the engineer,

from over the top.

A few members of the gang,

came through the cars.

But, the rest went directly,

to the one with the bars.


‘Cause, that’s where the real loot,

was sure to be stashed.

Thousands of dollars,

and all of it cash.

The payroll for the mine,

was soon to be theirs,

then, they’d make their getaway,

and then travel in pairs.


The gang had decided,

when and where, they would meet.

 Then they’d split up the take,

and go, and hide from the heat.

Yeah, some would go back,

to the hole in the wall,

but not, Butch and Sundance,

on the ladies, they’d call.


One lady in particular,

a special friend,

would stay close, to the boys,

almost, right to the end.

But soon, the adventure,

had taken it’s toll,

there were things, that she needed,

not gotten by gold.


Now, the legend goes,

they were both, shot dead.

But, there are some that say,

they got away, instead.

And returned to the States,

where they, prospered a bit,

but, never known more,

as Butch and the Kid.


Jack Downing

Mar. 2011






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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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