Verse 1:
Folks call me a bandit a downright common thief
I make my livin stealin’ corn two mile up the creek
There’s a bounty on my tail by the dark of the moon
Them ‘ol hound dogs are on my tail it’s a sad life for a coon

Run all night sleep all day never spend a dollar
All I own is on my back in an old tree up the holler

Verse 2:
Old man McBride’s got friends of mine dryin in the sun
But he ain’t gonna tan my hide long as I can run
I done fooled old blue a time or two but I’m all out of tricks
He’s about to put me up a tree oh lordy what a fix

Repeat chorus: