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The Night Chicago Died

Paper Lace14 Apr 2013

The Night Chicago Died Lyrics

The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace

Daddy was a cop on the east side of Chicago

 

Back in the U S A back in the bad old days

 

In the heat of a summer night

 

In the land of the dollar bill

 

When the town of Chicago died

 

And they talk about it still

 

When a man named Al Capone

Tried to make that town his own

And he called his gang to war

 

With the forces of the law

I heard my mama cry

 

I heard her pray the night Chicago died

 

Brother what a night it really was

Brother what a fight it really was

 

Glory be

I heard my mama cry

I heard her pray the night Chicago died

 

Brother what a night the people saw

Brother what a fight the people saw

 

Yes indeed

 

And the sound of the battle rang

 

Through the streets of the old east side

 

'Til the last of the hoodlum gang

 

Had surrendered up or died

There was shouting in the street

 

And the sound of running feet

 

And I asked someone who said

 

'Bout a hundred cops are dead

I heard my mama cry

I heard her pray the night Chicago died

 

Brother what a night it really was

Brother what a fight it really was

Glory be

I heard my mama cry

I heard her pray the night Chicago died

 

Brother what a night the people saw

 

Brother what a fight the people saw

 

Yes indeed

 

And ther was no sound at all

 

But the clock upon the wall

 

Then the door burst open wide

And my daddy stepped inside

And he kissed my mama's face

And he brushed her tears away

The night Chicago died

Na-na na na-na-na na-na-na-na-na

The night Chicago died

Brother what a night the people saw

Brother what a fight the people saw

 

Yes indeed

The night Chicago died

 

The night Chicago died

 

Brother what a night it really was

Brother what a fight it really was

Glory be

 

The night Chicago died