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Thread #2285   Message #25115
Posted By: Art Thieme
04-Apr-98 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: songs about the Kennedy assassination
Subject: Lyr Add: THE STREETS OF DALLAS TOWN (B Griffith)
THE STREETS OF DALLAS TOWN
BY BENJAMIN GRIFFITH
TUNE: "The Wearin' Of The Green"

Americans, oh did ya hear the news that's going 'round,
They've gone and shot John Kennedy on the streets of Dallas town.
Chorus)
The streets of Dallas town,
Lord, the streets of Dallas town,
They've gone and shot our president,
On the streets of Dallas town.
He stood for human dignity and rights the world around,
That's why they cut him down on the streets of Dallas town.

Everywhere a chorus of hate had made an awful sound,
That's why they cut him down on the streets of Dallas town.

And you and I had listened and had not made reply,
And that is why, in Dallas town, a good man was to die.