Brother John
Brother John

Brother John, Brother John what have you done?
You’ve come here with this women, took the life of a lawman’s son
I wish that I could help you but it’d be best if you run
If they catch you they will kill you Brother John, Brother John

You say you had good reason, She swears he did her wrong
She tried to get away but his hands were just too strong
Now the lightin’ is flashin’ and the rain is pourin’ down
And you’re just a step away from the sheriff and his hounds


You never should’ve been there; it was wrong right from the start
She was married to another but found a way into your heart
You’ll have to live was the decision, that you let your temper make
You better get on across that river before they put you in a grave


May the Lord have mercy on you Brother John, Brother John