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Long Arm Of The Law lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, it's a good story song recorded by Kenny Rogers.
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Long Arm Of The Law Recorded by Kenny Rogers Written by Roger Bowling and Billy Ed Wheeler
C Am In Cumberland Kentucky on a cool autumn evening C F C Billy lay in love with Marianne Am C She was rich judge's daughter he was a son of a miner D7 G7 But that night their love was more than they could stand
C Am The judge said to his daughter that son of that coal miner C F C Is someone you'd do well to leave alone F G7 C F She knew her dad so well she knew she couldn't tell C F C But the truth was bound to show before too long F C Their love had started growing on its own
G7 F You can't out run the long arm of the law C G7 C No you can't out run the long arm of the law
Am Billy placed his hand on Mary and he felt the baby's moving C F C Kissed her and said I'll see you when I can Am C The judge had made a promise when he caught up with Billy D7 G7 He'd send him far away from Marianne
C Am The whole town knew he'd do it to many times he'd proved it C F C To at least a hundred men behind the wall F G7 C F He'd smiled behind that frown and when he brought that gavel down C F C He called himself the long arm of the law G7 C And he'd set his mind on seeing Billy fall
Am In a hot humid mine shack a mid-wife pulled the sheet back C F C And placed a cool damp towel on Marianne Am C Billy's eyes were wide with wonder from the spell he was under D7 G7 When she placed the new born baby in his hands
C Am He didn't hear the siren just a baby's crying C F C That miracle of love was all he saw F G7 C F When the door came crashing down and Billy turned around C F C He felt the heart and soul inside him fall G7 C He stood face to face with the long arm of the law
G7 F You can't out run the long arm of the law C G7 C No you can't out run the long arm of the law F G7 C F You can hide out for a while he says with a smile C G7 C But you can't out run the long arm of the law
Am Seemed like everybody down in Cumberland Kentucky C F C Came out that day to see poor Billy's trial Am C The court was called to order there sat the judge's daughter D7 G7 She looked so proud holding Billy's child
C Am When they brought Billy to him the judge just looked right through him C F C As he held that holy bible in his hand F G7 C F And he smiled at his grandson then his eyes cut back to Billy C F C And said I think this time the law will understand G7 C Son I sentence you to life with Marianne
G7 F You can't out run the long arm of the law C G7 C No you can't out run the long arm of the law F G7 C F He said to Billy with a smile I know you hid out for a while C G7 C Ah but you can't out run the long arm of the law G7 C No you can't out run the long arm of the law
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