“Queen of the Desperadoes”


"She was a two-gun woman, Belle Shirley was her name." Belle marries Jim Reed who was killed by "Morris." She then marries Mr. Starr and "moved to Younger's Bend." Her six other husbands and her dominance over them are briefly described.


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 97, "Queen of the Desperadoes" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11090
  3. BI, FCW097


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1966
Keywords: love marriage death
Found in: US