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APED: "as the flowers, so this old world"

June 28th, 2009 (06:56 pm)

Miss Bonnie, I surely do hate busting caps in a woman,
especially one who ain't armed, and who's sitting down,
but you gotta agree, Miss Bonnie, you sure had it comin',
and you'd do the same, so what goes around comes around.

Miss Bonnie, if you don't mind me sayin', you sure do look lovely,
though you'd sure look better if you had your jaw still in place.
Your boyfriend thought 'cause I'm a cop, he's above me
you're better off than him, Miss Bonnie -- you still have a face.

Miss Bonnie, remember Gene Moore? No? Guess he's unworthy.
Mal Davis? McGinniss? Or Harryman? Men of renown.
Joe Crowson? Bill Campbell? Humphrey? How 'bout H.D. Murphy?
They were good cops, and your wild bunch shot 'em all down.

Miss Bonnie, do you remember the case of Toy Woolley?
He shot his poor wife, and claimed he was cleaning the gun.
He gave it to Ted, after trial, and now it's unsullied --
'cause Ted sawed it off, and and then he picked you off on the run.

Miss Bonnie, it's been awful nice sittin' here, talking to you,
you sure ain't said much, but frankly, that's been kinda nice.
I got sick of your clippings and poems while I pursued you,
so now I'm goin' home, it's a month since I've last seen my wife.


Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: June 29th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)

... I love you in a deeply unnatural way for this

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: June 30th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)

Trivia: the sentiment "I hate to bust a cap on a woman, especially when she's sitting down," is an actual, honest-to-god quote from Frank Hamer, who led the ambush that put Bonnie and Clyde in the grave. That bit about Ted Hinton using a shotgun he got from Toy Woolley after that murder trial is true, too.

(There are discrepancies over whether Bonnie had a gun in her lap or not; most of their guns were in the trunk. Didn't matter. The ambushers saw the car and opened up with semi-auto rifles, fired every round they had, went to shotguns, fired every round they had, and then went to pistols, by which point the death car had run off the road.)

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