Ricky Fitzpatrick's song "Ballad of Billy the Kid" is a 3 minute class in songwriting.
A compelling story filled with unexpected references, internal rhymes, interesting characters...not to mention his beautiful voice. His single acoustic guitar is the perfect backdrop for this tragic and beautiful story. A couple of four-letter words, but nothing that doesn't fit appropriately into the song as a whole.
Ricky's comment on the mystery of the song has always been "Never judge a man til you've walked a mile in his shoes".
I am a fan and always will be. I suggest checking Ricky out while he's still available as a "local" artist at www.rickyfitzpatrick.com.
from The Same Only Different, available on CD (RFM Music)