Cops And Robbers - Bo Diddley/Kay Starr
I was driving home on the Boulevard late one night
When I spied a cat over at the corner
Thumbing all alone
Now as I passed him by
I heard him holler out "Hey "
I slowed down to see what he said
He hollered "Oh by any chance you going my way "
I said "Why sure baby hop in and gimme a cigarette "
Just then he reached down in his pockets
And that was the moment that I regret
He hollered "Reach for the sky "
I said "But I don't understand you sir "
"Don't give me no monkey business
I gotta stopper in my hand "
Again he says "Uh looky here
You see this here I got in my hand
This is a thirty-eight pistol
Built on a forty-five frame
Shoots tombstone bullets
And a ball and chain
He said "Now I ain't trying to shake you up
And I but I just want you to know
If the cops start to crowd me in
You gonna be the first to go
So looky here don't even look back
You Just drive on just like nothing happening
That's when he told me
He said "Don't even look back or nothing'"
He said "when I get to that red light "
He wanted me to go to my left
And then jump back to my right
He says "Now uh I want you drive up in that alley
N-n-n-n-not that alley that alley over there
And pull up behind that liquor store
And keep a sharp look out at all times
While I sneak in the back door "
He said "keep my foot on that gas
And always be on gaurd
'Cause when I come running out of there
With all that money "
He wanted me to mash down on it real hard
He said "Now don't let me come out there
And find me a double-cross
Because I murder when the heat's on
"Reach for the sky "
"Don't try no monkey business
Wooo-weee I was sitting there just trembling
A spotlight hit me dead in the face
And Chicago cop behind me said
"move over a little bit man
We gonna take your place "
Just then this guy come running out of the liquor store
With all that money in his hand
He said "Oh there you are "
He made a mistake in the dark
And leaped in the police car
They put the handcuffs on him
I said "Child your crime must have outgrew him "
And then they said
"Yeah We gonna put you so far back in jail this time
They gonna have to pump air into him "