This is actually a filksong, but since this website has a poetry category but not a filk category, I've listed it as poetry. This was originally published in the fanzine Let's Ride, from Neon RainBow Press. Standard disclaimer that wouldn't last ten seconds in a court of law: Not my characters nor situations, not my tune. I neither own nor claim to own Buck Wilmington, Chris Larabee, or any of the Maverick brothers.

The Ballad of Buck Wilmington

(To the tune of the Maverick theme song)

by Susan M. M.

Who is the tall, dark handsome man?

Wilmington is his name.

Rosita, Therese, or Mary Ann,

Love is his companion,

Pretty girls are his game.

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Wilmington, he's the man,

Doing the best he can,

Trying to keep Four Corners safe from harm.

Riding patrol all day,

Chasing outlaws away,

Before he's off to court the new schoolmarm.

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Quick with a gun or with a kiss,

Wilmington is the name,

Always chasing some pretty miss.

Unless he's got to help Chris,

He'll be with some dame.

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Wilmington, he's the man,

Doing the best he can,

Trying to keep Four Corners safe from harm.

Riding patrol all day,

Chasing outlaws away,

Before he's off to court the new schoolmarm.

(Repeat last line of chorus very softly)

And then he's off to court the new schoolmarm.