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The Long Arm Of The Law

Artist:Kenny Rogers  Album:20 Golden Greats 

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In Cumberland Kentucky on a cool hot evening Billy lay in love with Marrianne She was rich judge's daughter, he was a son of a miner But that night their love was more than they could stand The judge said to his daughter, that son of that coal miner Is some you'll go hell to leave alone She knew his dad so well, she knew she couldn't tell But the truth was bound to show before too long Their love had started growing on its own You can't out run the long arm of the law No, you can't out run the long arm of the law Billy place his hand on Mary and he felt the baby's moving Kissed her and said I'll see you when I can The judge had made a promise when he caught up with Billy He'd sent him far away from Marianne The whole town knew he'd do it too many times he'd proved it To at least a hundred men behind the wall He'd smiled behind that frown and when he brought that gavel down He called himself the long arm of the law And he'd set his mind on seeing Billy fall In a hot humid mine shack a mid-wife pulled the sheet back And placed a cool damp towel on Marianne Billy's eyes were wide with wonder from the spell he was under When she placed the new born baby in his hands He didn't hear the siren, just a

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