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AnneMC Origins: The Powers Brothers (Nancy McCallion) (3) ADD: The Powers Brothers (Nancy McCallion) 19 Sep 09

Does anyone know if this song by Nancy McCallion is fiction or is there some background story to the song?

(Nancy McCallion)

I am not a Powers of the whiskey although I been partial to Jack
My homeland would be Arizona, a miner I'd be for a fact
I spent long years in prison never afraid to confess
'Twas me that did gun down the sheriff and it's fifty years I guess

         And there's gold in a hole on a hill in the Galleros  Mountains
        My story's told, but there's no one will ee'r see the gold

We had a dispensation, mine minerals for the war
The sheriff and his posse came knocking at the door
They had no dispensation for doing what they done
They shot down my old father and we killed them everyone

That sheriff out of Wilcox heard rumors of the gold
He shot down my old father before his tale was told
I said to Tom, my brother, we'll dynamite the shaft
And we blew our precious gold mine all the way to hell and back


No more I'll hold a Winchester, no more I'll hue a rock
I never knew a woman before I knew a lock
I go from here an old man, young once just like you
But I have myself a story be it lies or be it true

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