On the outskirts of town
Jed could hear the familiar piano
The saloon was beginning to come alive
People in the desert are few and mean
there might be a higher caliber than that of pistols.
Gambling in Boom Town drew the wildest of card.
The liars and cheats might run on the bottom.
A code of integrity ruled the professional and seasoned gambler
Young men had escaped the south or the farm
The draw of deck and smile of the saloon gals
attracted them to Boom Town.
Those that were good or lucky enough
moved onto San Fran to climb the ladder
Boom Town was a high step in the stairs of success
or the purchase of one last bottle before ending it all.