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Lorne Greene

He lay face down in the desert sand 

Clutching his six-gun in his hand 

Shot from behind, I thought he was dead 

But under his heart was an ounce of lead 

But a spark still burned so I used my knife 

And late that night I saved the life of Ringo 


(Ringo . . . Ringo . . .) 


I nursed him till the danger passed 

The days went by, he mended fast 

Then from dawn till setting sun 

He practiced with that deadly gun 

And hour on hour I watched in awe 

No human being could match the draw of Ringo 


(Ringo . . . Ringo . . . ) 


One day we rode the mountain crest 

And I went east and he went west 

I took to law and wore a star 

While he spread terror near and far 

With lead and blood he gained such fame 

All throught the West they feared the name of Ringo 


(Ringo . . . Ringo . . . ) 


I knew someday I'd face the test 

Which one of us would be the best 

And sure enough the word came down 

That he was holed up in the town 

I left the posse out in the street 

And I went in alone to meet Ringo 


(Ringo . . . Ringo . . . ) 


They said my speed was next to none 

But my lightning draw had just begun 

When I heard a blast that stung my wrist 

The gun went flying from my fist 

And I was looking down the bore 

Of the deadly .44 of Ringo 


(Ringo . . . Ringo . . . ) 


They say that was the only time 

That anyone had seen him smile 

He slowly lowered his gun and then 

He said to me "We're even, friend" 

And so at last I understood 

That there was still a spark of good in Ringo 


(Ringo . . . Ringo . . . ) 


I blocked the path of his retreat 

He turned and stepped into the street 

A dozen guns spit fire and lead 

A moment later, he lay dead 

The town began to shout and cheer 

Nowhere was there shed a tear for Ringo 


(Ringo . . . Ringo . . . ) 


The story spread throughout the land 

That I had beaten Ringo's hand 

And it was just the years, they say 

That made me put my guns away 

But on his grave they can't explain 

The tarnished star above the name of Ringo 


(Ringo . . . Ringo . . . ) 

(Ringo . . . Ringo . . . ) 





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