BAD NEWS


well bad news travels like wildfire
good news travel slow
they all call me "wildfire"
cause everybody knows
I'm bad news everywhere I go
always getting in trouble
and leaving little girls that hate to see me go

they tried to hang me in Oakland
and they did in Francisco
but I wouldn't choke • I broke the rope
and they had to let me go
cause I'm bad news everywhere I go
always getting in trouble
and leaving little girls that hate to see me go

from north to south to east to west
the story is the same
from one state to another
I have to change my name
cause I'm bad news everywhere I go
always getting in trouble
and leaving little girls that sure hate to see me go

well now I picked peaches in Georgia
I lumberjacked in Maine
I've been hired and fired and jailed
any town you can name
cause I'm bad news everywhere I go
always getting in trouble
and leaving little girls that hate to see me go

                                      john loudermilk