Oh momma, I'm in fear for my life from the long arm of the law. Lawman has put an end to my running and I'm so far from my home. Oh momma, I can hear you a'crying you're so scared and all alone. Hangman is comin' down from the gallows and I don't have very long.
The jig is up the news is out they've finally found me, the renegade who had it made retrieved for a bounty. Never more to go astray, this will be the end today of the wanted man.
Oh momma, I've been years on the lam and had a high price on my head. Lawman said get him dead or alive, now it's for sure he'll see me dead.
The judge will have revenge today on the wanted man. And I don't wanna go, oh no. Dont let 'em take me. No, NO!