Well the high sheriff told the deputy
"I want you to find me Lazarus"
and bring him dead or alive
Well the deputy told the high sheriff
"I ain't gonna mess with Lazarus"
he's a dangerous man
Well the high sheriff found Lazarus
he was hiding in the middle of a mountain
with his head hung down
Well Lazarus told the high sheriff
"I ain't never gonna be arrested
by no one man"
Well the high sheriff shot Lazarus
shot him with a mighty big number
with a .45
Well they took him, Poor Lazarus
Took him to the commissary gallery
He said "my wounded side"
He's a dangerous man
With a .45
With his head hung down
Bring him dead or alive