Oh Mama, I’m in fear for my life from the long arm of the law
Hang man is coming down from the gallows, and I don’t have very long.
The jig is up, the news is out
They finally found me
The renegade who had it made
Retrieved for a bounty
Never more to go astray
This’ll be the end today
Of the wanted man
Oh Mama, I’ve been years on the lam and had a high price on my head
Lawman said ‘Get him dead or alive’ and I’m for sure he’ll see
Oh Mama I can hear you cryin’,
You’re so scared and all
Hangman is comin’ down from the gallows and I don’t have very long.
Oh momma, I’m in fear for my life from the long arm of the law