MURDER MOST FOUL


















MURDER MOST FOUL







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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"MURDER MOST FOUL"

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