THE BALLAD OF JOHN DILLINGER

Johnny Dillinger, Dillinger 
Now where are you
Can it be absolutely true
Shot and killed by the F.B.I.
Johnny some say your alive

And it's strangers strangers wish me well
Say a prayer for me way down in hell
I wasn't such a bad fella some people said
Betrayed by a woman all dressed in red

Robbin' banks for a million in less than a year
Building yourself quite a career
And my god how your name it got around
But none of that money was ever found

And it's strangers strangers wish me well
Say a prayer for me way down in hell
I wasn't such a bad fella some people said
Betrayed by a woman all dressed in red

Now your finger prints your 
Finger Prints you had'm erased
And no one knows what you did to your face
And down at the Biograph on that fatal day
Hoover shot Lawrence while you got away

And it's strangers strangers wish me well
Say a prayer for me way down in hell
I wasn't such a bad fella some people said 
Betrayed by a woman all dressed in Red



Words and music by: Frenchy Burrito
Copyright & published 1972 & 1987 & 2010  
Bitter Lettuce Music & Red Banana Music BMI
Frenchy Burrito - Mosquitoville (revisited) - The Ballad of John Dillinger