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17-Dec-18 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: Song Challenge: Googling Idiot=Trump
Subject: RE: Song Challenge: Googling Idiot=Trump
Hellbound Glory - Streets of Aberdeen - the ballad of Billy Gohl - by Leroy Virgil

[Verse 1]
Once there was a gangster who ran this shippin' town
Sailed you up the Wishkah set up to drown
They say he killed a hundred, but only two were found
The rest walked the waterfront, shadows on the ground

[Chorus]
Out 'cross the water sirens sing
"Goodnight Ilene, oh I'll see you in my dreams"
All who are found wanting will be drawn beneath
Come back as the ghosts who haunt the streets of Aberdeen

[Verse 2]
Once there was a singer who stole the siren's song
Ripped it from the riverbank and sang all night long
But the water don't forgive you once you've done her wrong
Just another rainy day, they found him dead at dawn

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
If we all die tomorrow, send us out to sea
Let those simple songs come back in harmony
Set those poor souls free on All Hallows' Eve
Shine a little light on the ones who don't believe.

[Chorus]

Streets of Aberdeen - YouTube