Well done to Ian F Ball on his great winning song last month. Here’s my offering for his challenge this month – “The Ballad Of Black Bart”. I heard about him a while back on the radio and thought at the time he would be a good subject for a song – and this month’s challenge gave me the chance. Black Bart was Charles E Boles a 19th Century American outlaw notable for his gentlemanly style. He often left poems after robberies and was reported by victims as polite and sophisticated. He never fired his gun in all his years as a bandit (he insisted after he was finally caught that it was always empty).