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Jolly Jake

from New West Town by Bard Michael

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Here’s a tale few have heard
About Jolly Jake outlaw absurd
Unskilled with a pistol and clumsy to boot
Ninety-nine failed attempts to rob a stage he had no clue

He smiled all the time
And that’s no good
He had no business being a hood
But stubborn he was
He refused to give up
Every botched hold-up forced him to run Run to the hills

RUN JAKE RUN
Run at the speed of a Gatling gun
You’ve done it again you worthless bum
Run away run away
Run Jake
Run 

His legend grew yet no wanted signs
And this truly hurt Jake’s pride
Determined to prove his proficiency
He rode the Oregon Trail for a coach to thieve
He spied a Wells Fargo stage running slow
‘I will raid the coffers and steal their gold!’

He galloped hard to head them off
He drew his pistol brought ’em to a stop
And pulled a bandana to hide his face
But his eyes could not lie and gave his smile away 

Run to the hills
RUN JAKE RUN
Run at the speed of a Gatling gun
You’ve done it again you worthless bum
Run away run away
Run Jake
Run 

Then one day Jake he met
A gunfighter just as incompetent
As he was at his own trade
He smiled so wide his face stuck that way
Then Two-Gun Moe challenged Jake to a fight
A showdown at dusk that very night
So at 7pm when the clock striked
Moe cowered and Jake well he took flight 

Run to the hills
RUN JAKE RUN
Run at the speed of a Gatling gun
You’ve done it again you worthless bum
Run away run away
Run Jake
Run 

Jake he finally got his wish 
He survived Moe’s wrath and became famous 
And in his honor his own Wanted Sign 
After never ever committing not even one crime 
Run to the hills 
RUN JAKE RUN 
Run at the speed of a Gatling gun 
You’ve done it again you worthless bum 
Run away run away 
Run Jake
Run

Run to the hills 
RUN JAKE RUN 
Run at the speed of a Gatling gun 
You’ve done it again you worthless bum 
Run away run away 
Run Jake

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from New West Town, released April 20, 2021

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Bard Michael

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My music is an amalgamation of theatrical rock filk articulated through a diverse palette of instrumentation, beats and keys. Fused with story and experiential-based lyrics, content ranges from revolution-inciting satires and obscene humor to dark-sodden anguish and vulnerable susurrations that mirror the human condition. ... more

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