Song of the Bandit
Long long ago in old Wyoming lived a maid Fair as the sweetest flower bloomin' in the shade She loved a bandit bold who roamed the prairie o'er And every night she'd listen for his call Then far the west his voice came ringing ridin' wild horse he came singing Hee li oli yip ioli ay Hee li oli yip ioli yip ay oli ya he brings a token of his love Swift as the wind he goes for high as the hills he knows she's waiting For his hee li oli yip ioli ay One day he rode away but never to return Danger was waitin' now his love must never yearn Long days and lonely nights she waited all in vain 'Til winter passed and summer came again Still every night when the moon came shining for his song her heart was pining Hee li oli yip ioli ay Hee li oli yip ioli... One night an angel brought a message from her love Told her he waited in the starry sky above Softly she closed her eyes and bade the angel go And then the whole world echoed to his song For straight down a moonbeam he came ridin' out of the sky on a winged horse glidin' Hee li oli yip ioli ay Hee li oli yip ioli... Hee li oli yip ioli ay hee li oli yip ioli ay singin' hee li oli yip ioli ay
Written by: BOB NOLAN
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