Me and Billy the Kid
It’s a single line from a Joe Ely song. His stage banter, or someplace in his online presence, a comment about seeing the Billy The Kid museum, and being totally un–impressed, so, like many of us, he wrote his own version.
It’s that hard country, down the New Mexico line.
I graduated from High School in Roswell, NM — that’s why I know “That hard country, down the New Mexico line.” Done time, there.
Me And Billy The Kid
“He rode the hard country down the New Mexico Line”
Letter to Laredo by Ely, Joe (1995) Audio CD
“I’ve beaten my fists against the moon…”
“All just to get to you.”