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A collaborative effort with an anonymous 1876 eulogizer of the famed Nellie Paget of Bannack, Montana.

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Under the lamplight's flickering gleam
In the dust of the dancehall floor
The beautiful Star of Bannack lies,
Never to shine no more.

Her beauty that once was as pure and as sweet
As the sun in a yellow rose,
Now lies in the dust at the miner's feet,
And clings to the sweat on their clothes.

She Had a sweetheart good and true
In the East which she left behind,
When she came to the West as so many do,
Her fame and her fortunes to find.

Her fame she did find on the dancehall floor
Where her beauty would turn men's heads,
She was queen of the stars in the smoke choked sky,
Now the beautiful star is dead.

Her's was a heart that knew not its own thorns,
a flower so wild and fair,
She trusted her friends and did never dream
That a bullet would find her there.

Now many an eye with tears is wet,
and many a laugh is still,
For the beautiful Star of Bannack lies
In a grave on a lonely hill.

credits

from Maria in the Shower III, released February 17, 2014
By Anonymous, and Jack Garton and Maritn Abram Reisle
Performed by:
Aiden Brant-Briscall, Jack Garton, and Martin Abram Reisle

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