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Oh, once there was a young man
from a wild Wyoming town
His name was Daniel Barfield
better known to folks around
as Danny Boy, a reckless youth
who had a restless heart
They knew one day soon he'd set off
and his rambling would start

They told him "don't look back, Danny
don't look back, Danny Boy, dark futures lie ahead."
They told him "don't look back, Danny
don't look back
For one day soon you'll surely ride with death"

It came to pass one winters day
young Daniel went to ride
when he came back from the cattle
seeing smoke on the horizon
His Ma and Pa both lifeless
left scalped as a false clue
for the white men who had done this
did it trying to frame the Sioux

When leaving from that holocaust
both parents in the ground
young Danny Boy set out to find
the men who'd shot them down
He read the horses' hoof prints
and the markings they had left
which told the tale more clearly
than the villains could have guessed

They told him "don't look back, Danny
don't look back, Danny Boy both parents lying dead."
They told him "don't look back, Danny
don't look back.
For your justice will not wait for you ahead."

That winter passed and spring came
to a California town
when in rode a young cowboy
unknown to folks around
But when he left they knew his name
said that he came from hell
for Daniel left behind him
the dead killer where they fell

And on his rifle barrel
hung the scalps of fifteen men
for where they'd gone
they'd never need a head of hair again
Now where he rides the people
always get out of his way
and the Legend of Danny Boy
spreads farther everyday

They say he don't look back, Danny
don't look back Danny Boy, the burning sands his bed
They say he don't look back, Danny
don't look back
for his vengeance the prairies will run red

Thay say he don't look back, Danny
don't look back Danny Boy, he only looks ahead
He don't look back, Danny
don't look back for behind lie only countless dead.

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from Hitmakers, Vol. 1, released September 20, 2011

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We're a ten-piece (sometimes) country band from Athens, Georgia who had our first practice in January of 2010 at a club where some of us worked. We're better than we were then, as people and as a band. Think 60s & 70s country. Hell, as late as the nineties they hadn't figured out how to fuck up EVERYTHING coming out of Nashville. We like that stuff, and write all our own songs. Go Braves. ... more

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