Sent Him To Hell

Sent Him To Hell

Out in the high desert country… It isn’t like the big city

You just do what you have to do… When you know the truth

Two ranch kids best of friends

Cowboy Johnny and Too Slim Ben

Johnny’s sister Jess was a real fine looker

And Ben was so in love with her

She played the fiddle and sang in a band

 Johnny and Ben were her biggest fans

She had a scholarship to become a vet

While the boys hadn’t even shaved yet

Out in the high desert country… It isn’t like the big city

You just do what you have to do… When you know the truth

One day she went to the co-op to shop

She should have been home by 6 o’clock

Just after 10 the police called

Johnny’s mom started to bawl

They found her face down in Dove Creek

The police said it wasn’t pretty

Ben heard the voice of Jess sing in the breeze

He knew he had to go to Dove Creek

He found a clue missed by the police

A wallet and ID buried in the reeds

Johnny and Ben grabbed guns and ammo

Then headed west toward Montello

Out in the high desert country… It isn’t like the big city

 You just do what you have to do… When you know the truth

The boys weren’t nervous on the road

It was just another wild rodeo

They found him drunk on whiskey

with her bloody high school ring

They took him out to pilot Peak

They made him bleed and made him scream

When he asked for mercy they sent him to hell

Johnny and Ben swore they would never tell

Two ranch kids best of friends

Cowboy Johnny and Too Slim Ben







High Desert Sky
Texas Style Songwriter
And Storyteller Poetry.
© Paul H. Keeler… A Cosmic Cowboy







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