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Thread #2285   Message #21634
Posted By: Art Thieme
17-Feb-98 - 10:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: songs about the Kennedy assassination
Subject: Lyr Add: LEE HARVEY WAS A FRIEND OF MINE
LEE HARVEY WAS A FRIEND OF MINE
as sung by T.Texas Edwards and the Sickoids

I was born in Dallas in 1952,
Lee Harvey moved across the street on Bentley Avenue,
He used to throw the ball to me when I was just a kid,
They say he shot the president---I don't think he did.

(chorus) And Lee Harvey was a friend of mine,
He used to take me fishing all the time,
He used to throw the ball to me when I was just a kid,
They say he shot the president but I don't think he did.

I've seen them pictures of him with the family and a gun,
Shadows were pointin' every-which-a-way; 'Twas only just for fun,
Someone faked those photos; that's not the way it is,
They say he shot the president; I don't think he did.

I seen it on the TV when Lee Harvey got gunned down,
Murdered by Jack Ruby---the biggest sleaze in town,
He stuck that gun into his ribs; Says, "Here's lookin' at you, kid,
Ruby killed Lee Harvey---TV proved he did!!

(Found this song on a red vinyl, 7-inch, 331/3 rpm record. Written by "Bennison/Cotton"--Bennisongs/Ben-Jay Music(BMI). As released on SFTRI 55---Sympathy For The Record Industry record company---4901 Virginia Ave.---Long Beach, CA. 90805