outlaws lyrics – capercaillie

she stands at the window
proud mary, bad news
demands from the credit
and the sheriff’s men too
the wife of a fishermen no longer at sea
she can always find him where whisky flows free

she never called it poverty, the doorstep was clean
till city hall came calling to show what it means

have you seen it before
the names of good women and men
decreed by the sword and the pen
to be outlaws all over again.

the names in the churchyard are long overgrown
still she came kneeling with flowers of her own
they’re watching you, mary, in hard times afraid
as counsel finds guilty for charges unpaid
and even as the last hope is labelled and sold
we’re all for one, mary, outlawed for gold.

have you seen it before?
the names of good women and men
decreed by the sword and the pen
to be outlaws all over again

and even as your last hope is labeled and sown
we’re all the one, mary, outlawed for good

have you seen it before?
the names of good women and men
decreed by the sword and the pen
to be outlaws all over again

/ capercaillie lyrics