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ONLY THE HANGMAN (IS WAITING FOR ME) (Wayne P. Walker) Rex Allen - 1962 Houston Wells - 1963 (titled "Only The Heartaches") Val Doonican - 1964 ( " " " ) Al Terry - 1965 Also recorded by: Bobby Sykes I left my hometown one warm summer evening Went down to the station to catch me a train Rode west through Missouri and into Wyoming Headed out to California to stake a gold claim I met her at Clancy, the cause of my trouble A woman with beauty for all men to see She fed me rye whiskey and gave me a six-gun Said, "The fools do the diggin', smart men work for me" There's gold in the mountains, gold in the valleys Gold in the rivers and gold in the sea Fortunes are waitin' for men to claim them But only the hangman is waitin' for me She gave me her favour, I gave her my six-gun We cheated most all of the miners in town And those who complained that she dealt from the bottom Were challenged to draw and were quickly shot down I'm so tired of killin' for love of this woman The notches on my gun are twenty and three The next one I kill will be my scarlet lover And that's why the hangman is waitin' for me There's gold in the mountains, gold in the valleys Gold in the rivers and gold in the sea Fortunes are waitin' for men to claim them But only the hangman is waiting for me (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2018)

    



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