Cops And Robbers

Bo Diddley, Kay Starr2013年1月28日

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 "

That's when he told me


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 "


I said "But I don't understand you sir "


"Don't try no monkey business


I gotta stopper in my hand "


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 "