Ladies Love Outlaws    (1972)

Bessie was a lovely child from west Tennessee
Leroy was an outlaw, hard-eyed and mean
One day she saw him starin' and it chilled her to the bone
And she knew she had to see that look on a child of her own

'Cause ladies love outlaws like babies love stray dogs
Ladies touch babies like a banker touches gold
And outlaws touch the ladies
Somewhere deep, down in their soul

Linda was a lady, blonde and built to last
Benny was a no good guitar picker runnin' from his past
She heard all of his songs tellin' nothin' but bad news
But she made her mind up to try to get him, win or lose

Ladies love outlaws like babies love stray dogs
Ladies touch babies like a banker touches gold
And outlaws touch the ladies
Somewhere deep, down in their soul

Jessi liked the Cadillacs and diamonds on her hands
Waymore had a reputation as a ladies' man
Late one night her light of love finally gave a sign
Jessi parked her Cadillac and took her place in line

'Cause ladies love outlaws like babies love stray dogs
Ladies touch babies like a banker touches gold
And outlaws touch the ladies
Somewhere deep, down in their soul

Ladies love outlaws like babies love a bunch of stray dogs
Ladies touch babies like a banker touches gold
And outlaws touch the ladies
Somewhere deep, down in their soul

Lyrics by Lee Clayton.
Recorded by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.


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