The Stone Coyotes

Ballad of the Boonville Bridge

The Stone Coyotes


He came through town and she caught his eye

She was sweet - She was shy

For him it was just a game

Not for her - What a cryin’ shame


Down by the Boonville Bridge

They found her by the water’s edge

Poor girl - Did she die for this?

The boy with the poison kiss


Sad but true - Love is blind

She left her kinfolk far behind

With his coal-black heart and golden hair

He said, “Prove your love - Meet me there”


Missouri River, do you know

What happened here so long ago?

Did she jump for love of him
Or did that devil throw her in?


River wide - Water deep

Tell the secrets that you keep

Is there some reflection there

Of his coal-black heart and golden hair?