Long Arm Of The Law (Kenny Rogers)

In Cumberland Kentucky On a cool hot evening Billy lay in love with Marrianne She was a rich judge's daughter He was a son of a miner But that night their love was more than they could stand The judge said to his daughter That son of that coal miner Is someone you'll go hell to leave alone She knew his dad so well She knew she couldn't tell But the truth was bound in show before too long Their love had started growing on its own You can't out run the long arm of the law No, you can't out run the long arm of the law Billy placed his hand on Mary And he felt the baby's moving Kissed her and said I'll see you when I can The judge had made a promise When he caught up with Billy He'd sent him far away from Marianne The whole town knew he'd do it Too many times he'd proved it To at least a hundred men behind the wall He'd smiled behind that frown And when he brought that gavel down He called himself the long arm of the law And he'd set his mind on seeing Billy fall In a hot humid mine shack A mid-white pulled the sheet back And placed cool damp towel on Marianne Billy's eyes were wide with wonder From the spell he was under When she placed the new born baby in his hands He didn't hear the siren Just a baby's crying That miracle of love was all he saw When the door came crashing down And Billy turned around He felt the heart and soul inside him fall He stood face to face With the long arm of the law You can't out run the long arm of the law No, you can't out run the long arm of the law You can hide out for a while He says with a smile But you can't out run the long arm of the law Seemed like everybody down in Cumberland Kentucky Came out that day to see poor Billy's trial The court was called to order There sat the judge's daughter She looked so proud Holding Billy's child When they brought Billy to him The judge just look right thru him As he held that Holy Bible in his hand And he smiled at his grandson Then his eyes cut back to Billy And said I think this time The law will understand Son, I sentence you to live with Marianne You can't out run the long arm of the law No, you can't out run the long arm of the law He said to Billy with a smile I know you hide out for a while Ah but you can't out run the long arm of the law No you can't out run the long arm of the law