Dupree I want my buddies and all my friends To take this warning from me. Quit your drinking whiskey and live like men; Don't live like Frankie Dupree. I went to Atlanta with my sweetheart We walked into a jewelry store. I took a diamond while standing there, But I'll never take no more. I took that diamond, and I left that shop; I walked out on the street. I pulled my pistol, and I shot that cop; I laid him dead at my feet. I jumped in my flivver, and I left that town To make my getaway. But my sweetheart she didn't come around So I could not stay away. And then I was captured and went to trial And at last the judge did say. "Frank Dupree, you are just a child, But you have thrown your life away." "Oh come here, Mama, and come here quick And see the last of your son. You see what rambling and drinking rum And a sporting life has done." DT #794 Laws E24 From A. Friedman, Penguin Book of Folk Ballads SOF oct96
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