[Charley Pierce and Bitter Creek Newcomb killed by Dunn brothers]
Bill Dunn was a hunter of men.
Hunting bounties was a trade for him and his kin.
Calvin, George, Dal, and Bee,
brothers in a bloody family.
They spent most of their time engaged in some sin.
A road ranch was owned by the Brothers Dunn.
It was sometimes used by men on the run.
The men would salivate
Over teenage Rose, the bait,
till each of her brothers came with a gun.
When Charley Pierce and Bitter Creek Newcomb spent the night,
they were caught by surprise like a deer in the light.
As a matter of course
each stabled their horse,
then were waylaid with an ambush done right.
When loading the bodies for a trip to town,
Newcomb — thought dead — started coming around.
No thought of their sister,
just “a glass of water, Mister.”
But they sent him to Hell where no water is found.
Bill Dunn was with the posse that dropped Bill Doolin the same way.
But the townsfolk started wondering about their sense of fair play.
Bill tried to shift blame,
using Frank Canton’s name;
but his mouth charged a debt his body would have to pay.
Deputy Sheriff Canton faced Dunn on the streets of Pawnee.
And Dunn drew first for all witnesses to see.
But Canton was faster
to trigger his blaster,
and a head shot sent Bill Dunn to Death’s mystery.
© JW Thomas