One of the most notorious outlaws in the Southwest was a woman known as Belle Starr. She was highly romanticized in the dime novels of her day....
Belle Shirley lived near Wilburton, Porum and Fanshaw;
Her name was respected until she turned outlaw.
Belle Shirley married Sam Starr who rode the Owlhoot Trail;
She joined up and soon became as rough as any male.
She picked up men's bad habits and was handy with a gun;
She robbed and she plundered and thought it was great fun.
Belle Starr, Belle Starr,
With a bullet in your back,
Are you lyin' there a-wishin'
That you'd never joined that pack?
Dyin' is not easy on some forgotten trail;
She wanted to be famous and she did not fail.
Some claimed Belle was wicked while others called her brave,
When she staged a hold-up and hid out in Robert's Cave.
Belle Starr became a legend; yes, that's a well-known fact,
But she ended up an outlaw with a bullet in her back.