Monday, February 3, 2014

THE TRAIL'S END - The Story of Bonnie and Clyde

written by gangster Bonnie Parker
You've read the story of Jesse James
of how he lived and died.
If you're still in need
of something to read,
here's the story of Bonnie and Clyde.
Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang.
I'm sure you all have read
how they rob and steal;
and those who squeal,
are usually found dying and dead.
There's lots of untruths to these write-ups.
They're not as ruthless as that.
Their nature is raw;
they hate all the law,
the stool pigeons, spotters, and rats.
They call them cold-blooded killers.
They say they are heartless and mean.
But I say this with pride
that I once knew Clyde,
when he was honest and upright and clean.
But the law fooled around;
kept taking him down,
and locking him up in a cell.
'Til he said to me:
'I'll never be free,
so I'll meet a few of them in hell."
The road was so dimly lighted
there were no highway signs to guide.
But they made up their minds;
if all roads were blind,
they wouldn't give up 'til they died.
The road gets dimmer and dimmer.
Sometimes you can hardly see.
But it's fight man to man
and do all you can,
for they know they can never be free.
From heartbreak some people have suffered.
From weariness some people have died.
But take it all in all;
Our troubles are small,
'til we get like Bonnie and Clyde.
If a policeman is killed in Dallas
and they have no clue or guide,
if they can't find a fiend,
they just wipe their slate clean
and hang it on Bonnie and Clyde.
There's two crimes committed in America
not accredited to the Barrow mob.
They had no hand;
in the kidnap demand,
nor the Kansas City Depot job.
A newsboy once said to his buddy:
'I wish old Clyde would get jumped.
In these awful hard times,
we'd make a few dimes,
if five or six cops would get bumped.'
The police haven't got the report yet
but Clyde called me up today.
He said, 'Don't start any fights;
we aren't working nights,
we're joining the NRA.'
From Irving to West Dallas viaduct
is known as the Great Divide,
where the women are kin,
and the men are men,
and they won't 'stool' on Bonnie and Clyde.
If they try to act like citizens
and rent them a nice little flat,
about the third night,
they're invited to fight,
by a sub-gun's rat-tat-tat.
They don't think they're too smart or desperate,
they know that the law always wins.
They've been shot at before;
but they do not ignore
that death is the wages of sin.
Some day they'll go down together.
They'll bury them side by side.
To few it'll be grief,
to the law a relief,
but it's death for Bonnie and Clyde.
Bio:  Bonnie Parker was born on October 1, 1910 in Rowena, Texas. She met ex-con Clyde Barrow in January 1930 while working as a waitress. The pair instantly fell in love. Bonnie followed Clyde on a 21-month crime spree across Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri, which ended in a deadly massacre at Gibsland, Louisiana on May 23, 1934. 

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