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Author Name: FreeLen 12 Comments
Date Added: August 31, 2003 20:08:53 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Ballad of Crazy Sadie
Bugs McKinney was a tall and skinny




Chicago south side boy




A gangster man right out of gangsterland




And his momma's pride and joy









He met a lady called Crazy Sadie




Selling daisies from her cart




Just a look was all it took




She stole that young boy's heart









Crazy Sadie was the kind of lady




Who always drove men wild




Been like that a long time back




Since she was a woman-child









Bugsy didn't stand a chance




There was romance in the air




He took her dancing at his club




He popped the question there









The newlyweds spent a week in bed




When they finally did come out




Bugsy had this silly grin




As he followed her about









Bugs McKinney was a tall and skinny




Chicago south side boy




A gangster man right out of gangsterland




But now he's Sadie's toy









And Crazy Sadie is the bootleg queen




Of Chicago's whole south side




Bugs doesn't care about a thing




He's smilin' all the time
Author's Notes:
Just a prohibition fairytale.Another example of "behind every good man there's a better woman"
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeFilthy on October 5, 2007 05:43:49 PM Report
Ha ha! very funny stuff, and the about is true as well.

Comment By: FreeQuiltingLady on May 6, 2007 10:31:29 PM Report
Awww, Len, this is very sweet.  Which came first?  The ballad or the story of Crazy Sadie and McKinney?

Pen

Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on July 18, 2006 05:52:22 PM Report
Women rule the world that is right. I guess I'm not a good man for there's no woman behind me lol.
Comment By: FreeLinear Z on March 24, 2006 09:11:52 PM Report
Fantastic stuff Len :-) a pleasing little fairytale this. who dosen't love a nice sweet romance between a gangster and a bootleg booze sellin nutjob? :-D
Comment By: FreeGay Johnson on February 8, 2005 07:36:21 PM Report
Great song len. I know the tune and can sing with you
Kitty kat

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on June 9, 2004 08:06:39 PM Report
Lordy, what Jim Croce could have done with this. Len, you just amaze and astound me. I love it. ML
Comment By: FreeMarinaJoann on January 27, 2004 04:45:24 AM Report
I agree completely...about the better woman deal........but anyhow this was a good fun and very light piece. I enjoyed it very very much. wonder if gangsters still fall for flower ladies?
Marina
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on October 9, 2003 02:37:54 AM Report
Superb~
You are so good at this~
5 stars...*****
Margaret..the bag lady, crazy for this
tale...
Comment By: FreeRichard Thomas Cummings on September 28, 2003 01:42:34 AM Report
If song writing is your thing then this is a very awesome song. (oh no, I used the word awesome!) Very interesting play on words, and as usualy, great work which you produce, excellent read.
Comment By: FreeMicky McMaster on September 1, 2003 05:18:55 PM Report
Great tale,great write!Well done.
Micky
Comment By: FreeJason Brown on September 1, 2003 01:14:44 AM Report
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT - 5 stars
Jason
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 31, 2003 08:14:56 PM Report
WOW...I REALLENJOYED THIS SO REFRESHING!..WE NEED MORE!!!*****




 


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