Disc A-6. Mollie May Fights Back  
© words & music by Annie Wilson 2014

Album Note :  Here’s the story of a spunky cowgirl who fights back
against the local bully.  Is it truth or fiction?  I’m not saying!

Lyrics:

Come gather round me children  And a story you will hear
Bout Mollie May the cowgirl Who’s wrangled many-a steer
A brave and spunky lady A woman of few words
And the cattle-owners trust in her  To take care of their herds

Mollie lives deep in the Flint Hills Where the roads are far between
Out in the open rangeland Where folks are seldom seen
She used to ride in rodeos  Was several times the queen
But now she rides for ranches  She’s small & quick & lean  

Mean Max was just a bully  A cruel and nasty drunk
His horses all went hungry And his yard was full of junk
His neighbors learned to doubt The boastful stories that he told
He liked to frighten strangers  Who happened down his road

Max had a crush on Mollie But she never liked him back
So-he tried to make her life a hell  With cowardly attacks
He’d sneak into her pastures  And make her cattle scatter
She’d find them lame and stressed  wonderin what could be the matter?

Oh Mollie, Mollie May
Just fight back, Then you’ll have your day    

Max opened Mollie’s gates until  Her cattle all had strayed
It took her weeks to sort out all  The trouble that he made
One day he finally went too far  - The lowest, meanest  act:
He-was cuttin wires in her fence!  She saw it for a fact

Mean Max was askin for it He’d made his big mistake
Cause Mollie May had taken all The meanness she could take
She jumped right off her horse & Then she headed for that man
A heavy pair of fencing pliers  Raised in her right hand

They tossed & tumbled on the ground He hardly knew what hit-him
She had him pinned and cryin out  And promising he’d quit-it
The neighbors saw the whole thing And they swear that to this day
They never thought a girl her size  Could fight and win that way  
CHORUS

Mean Max was so ashamed that soon  He moved back into town
The countryside is safe again For folks to drive around
Max’s dirty tricks are over  Mollie’s life is trouble-free
She takes care of her cattle now  In peace and harmony  CHORUS
Illustration by Terra Coons
Photo by Annie Wilson
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