Buck Stone

Lucky Mud
Maggie McKinney


This is a true story about my great, great, great uncle, Buck Stone, from Port St. Joe, Florida back in the 1850's. Northwest Florida was the wild west and we had our share of "cracker cowboys", shoot-outs and characters.


Buck Stone shot Whaley in the middle of the chest

Laid him out in the streets of old St. Joe

He went up to his brother, who was the high sheriff

Said brother, I know I've got to go

I'm goin' to Texas

I'm goin to Texas



I'm headed out to Texas

Set out on my own

I leave behind my family and my home

I shot the bully Whaley in a fair fight

But in the eyes of a lawman that don't make it right

I'm goin' to Texas

I'm goin' to Texas


He saddled up his horse and he headed to the west

Half the town was ridin' by his side

When he got to Mobile

He told them all goodbye

Said, when I get to Texas I'll send for my wife

I'm goin' to Texas I

'm goin' to Texas



There's a thousand miles of wilderness between Buck and his home

In the land where gators crawl and panthers cry

He settled down in Texas

He sent for his wife

But in giving birth to their child, she had died

Not goin' to Texas

Not goin' to Texas

Chorus: repeat last line 3 times

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