ĎTwas a dark day in Dallas - November Ď63

The day that will live on in infamy

President Kennedy was a-ridin' high

Good day to be living and a good day to die

Being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb

He said wait a minute boys, you know who I am?

Of course we do, we know who you are

Then they blew off his head while he was still in the car

Shot down like a dog in broad daylight

Was a matter of timing and the timing was right

You got unpaid debts, we've come to collect

We're gonna kill you with hatred, without any respect

We'll mock you and shock you and we'll grin in your face

We've already got someone here to take your place

The day they blew out the brains of the king

Thousands were watching, no one saw a thing

It happened so quickly - so quick by surprise

Right there in front of everyone's eyes

Greatest magic trick ever under the sun

Perfectly executed, skillfully done

Wolfman, oh wolfman, oh wolfman, howl

Rub a dub dub Ė itís a murder most foul

Hush little children, you'll understand

The Beatles are coming theyíre gonna hold your hand

Slide down the bannister, go get your coat

Ferry Ďcross the Mersey and go for the throat

There's three bums comin' all dressed in rags

Pick up the pieces and lower the flags

Iím going to Woodstock, itís the Aquarian Age

Then I'll go over to Altamont and sit near the stage

Put your head out the window, let the good times roll

Thereís a party going on behind the grassy knoll

Stack up the bricks, pour the cement

Donít say Dallas donít love you, Mr. President

Put your foot in the tank and then step on the gas

Try to make it to the triple underpass

Black face singer - white face clown

Better not show your faces after the sun goes down

Iím in the red-light district like a cop on the beat

Living in a nightmare on Elm Street

When youíre down on deep Ellum put your money in your shoe

Don't ask what your country can do for you

Cash on the barrel head, money to burn

Dealey Plaza, make a left hand turn

I'm going down to the crossroads, gonna flag a ride

The place where Faith, Hope and Charity died

Shoot him while he runs, boy, shoot him while you can

See if you can shoot the Invisible Man

Goodbye, Charlie, goodbye Uncle Sam

Frankly, Miss Scarlet, I donít give a damn

What is the truth, where did it go

Ask Oswald and Ruby - they oughta know

Shut your mouth, said a wise old owl

Business is business and itís a murder most foul

Tommy can you hear me, Iím the Acid Queen

Iím ridiní in a long black Lincoln limousine

Ridiní in the back seat, next to my wife

Heading straight on into the afterlife

I'm leaning to the left, got my head in her lap

Oh Lord, Iíve been led into some kind of a trap

Well, we ask no quarter, and no quarter do we give

Weíre right down the street from the street where you live

They mutilated his body and they took out his brain

What more could they do, they piled on the pain

But his soul was not there where it was supposed to be at

For the last fifty years theyíve been searching for that

Freedom, oh freedom, freedom over me

I hate to tell you, Mister, but only dead men are free

Send me some loving - tell me no lie

Throw the gun in the gutter and walk on by

Wake Up, Little Suzie, letís go for a drive

Cross the Trinity River, let's keep hope alive

Turn the radio on, don't touch the dials

Parkland Hospital, only six more miles

You got me Dizzy Miss Lizzy, you filled me with lead

That magic bullet of yours has gone to my head

I'm just a patsy like Patsy Cline

Never shot anyone from in front or behind

Got blood in my eye, got blood in my ear

I'm never gonna make it to the New Frontier

Zapruder's film, Iíve seen night before

Seen it thirty three times, maybe more

Itís vile and deceitful - itís cruel and itís mean

Ugliest thing that you ever have seen

They killed him once and they killed him twice

Killed him like a human sacrifice

The day that they killed him, someone said to me, "Son

The age of the Antichrist has just only begun"

Air Force One coming in through the gate

Johnson sworn in at two thirty-eight

Let me know when you decide to throw in the towel

It is what it is and itís murder most foul

Whatís New Pussycat - whatíd I say

I said the soul of a nation been torn away

And it's beginning to go into a slow decay

And that it's thirty-six hours past judgment day

Wolfman Jack, he's speaking in tongues

He's going on and on at the top of his lungs

Play me a song, Mr. Wolfman Jack

Play it for me in my long Cadillac

Play me that Only The Good Die Young

Take me to the place Tom Dooley was hung

Play St. James Infirmary in the court of King James

If you want to remember, you better write down the names

Play Etta James too, play Iíd Rather Go Blind

Play it for the man with the telepathic mind

Play John Lee Hooker play Scratch My Back

Play it for that strip club owner named Jack

Guitar Slim - Goiní Down Slow

Play it for me and for Marilyn Monroe

Play Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Play it for the First Lady, she ain't feeling any good

Play Don Henley - play Glenn Frey

Take it to the Limit and let it go by

Play it for Carl Wilson, too

Lookiní far, far away down Gower Avenue

Play Tragedy, play Twilight Time

Take Me Back to Tulsa to the scene of the crime

Play another one and Another One Bites the Dust

Play The Old Rugged Cross and In God We Trust

Ride the Pink Horse down that Long, Lonesome Road

Stand there and wait for his head to explode

Play Mystery Train for Mr. Mystery

The man who fell down dead, like a rootless tree

Play it for the Reverend, play it for the Pastor

Play it for the dog that got no master

Play Oscar Peterson, play Stan Getz

Play Blue Sky, play Dickie Betts

Play Art Pepper, Thelonious Monk

Charlie Parker and all that junk

All that junk and All That Jazz

Play something for The Birdman of Alcatraz

Play Buster Keaton play Harold Lloyd

Play Bugsy Siegel play Pretty Boy Floyd

Play the numbers, play the odds

Play Cry Me A River for the Lord of the Gods

Play number nine, play number six

Play it for Lindsey and Stevie Nicks

Play Nat King Cole, play Nature Boy

Play Down in the Boondocks for Terry Malloy

Play It Happened One Night and One Night of Sin

There's twelve million souls that are listening in

Play Merchant of Venice, play merchants of death

Play Stella by Starlight for Lady Macbeth

Don't worry Mr. President, help's on the way

Your brothers are cominí, thereíll be hell to pay

Brothers? What brothers? What's this about hell?

Tell Ďem weíre waitiní- keep coming - weíll get them as well

Love Field is where his plane touched down

But it never did get back up off the ground

Was a hard act to follow, second to none

They killed him on the altar of the Rising Sun

Play Misty for me and that Old Devil Moon

Play Anything Goes and Memphis in June

Play Lonely at the Top and Lonely Are the Brave

Play it for Houdini spinning around in his grave

Play Jelly Roll Morton, play Lucille

Play Deep in a Dream and play Driviní Wheel

Play Moonlight Sonata in F sharp

And a Key to the Highway for the king of the harp

Play Marchiní Through Georgia and Dumbartonís drum

Play Darkness and death will come when it comes

Play Love Me or Leave Me by the great Bud Powell

Play The Blood Stained Banner - play Murder Most Foul


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was released online

at the end of March 2020,

and is included in the album

"Rough And Rowdy Ways"

released in June 2020.

The album was recorded and mixed by Chris Shaw,

the engineer who from 1999 to 2006 had also recorded ...

Things Have Changed

Love and Theft

Waitiní for You

Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking

ĎCross the Green Mountain

Tell Olí Bill

Canít Escape From You

Modern Times

Huckís Tune

Freedom, oh freedom, freedom over me

Play The Old Rugged Cross

Play The BloodStained Banner ...

... play Murder Most Foul