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McTeague rode hard across the valley of death
Down from Frisco, with no time to rest
Six pounds of gold, all strapped to the side
Papers called her the dead lottery bride, alright

The hunter saw the men all passing around
A picture of the killer who might be in town
He said, “I know that man, ya, I know him real well,
His name is McTeague & I’m gonna send him to hell”

Day rider
Day rider, what's the price to kill?

The canteen was dry and the air was thick
His horse was acting crazy and started to kick
He rode it hard for the Mexico line
But out in Death Valley, well there’s no place to hide

“Hands up!” he said and put a gun in his back
"Turn round slow, hand me the gold in that sack"
His horse half dead McTeague had nothin’ to lose
He swung 'round hard, kicked up sand with his shoes

Day rider
Day rider, what's the price to kill?

The gun misfired and they started to fight.
Both men were weak, but McTeague had the height.
They fell to the ground, then the hunter was dead.
It’s said that Mcteague then shot himself in the head.


from High Impedance, released March 31, 2017
Lyrics and music by The Wayward Hearts



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The Wayward Hearts are a six piece alt. country band from Vancouver, B.C.

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