"Rambling Boy" lyrics - THE CARTER FAMILY

"Rambling Boy"

I was rich, but a rambling boy
Through many a city I did enjoy
And there I married me a pretty little wife
And I loved her dearer than I loved my life

She was pretty, both neat and gay
She caused me to rob the road highway
I robbed it, yes, I do declare
I made myself ten thousand there

[Instrumental break]

Plenty dry goods for to carry me through
My pistols, swords are mighty. Too
My forty-four, she never fails
My true love comes for to go my bail

My mother says she has no home
My sister says she's all alone
My wife, she's left with dandies fair
With a broken heart and a baby fair

[Instrumental break]

Now when I die, don't bury me at all
Just place me away in alcohol
My forty-four laying by my feet
Please tell them I am just asleep