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The Death of Huey Long, song lyrics

Song: The Death of Huey P. Long
Lyrics: n/a(1)

Music: n/a(1)
Year: 1935(1)
Genre: Country
Country: USA


Oh they shot Huey Long in Louisana,
As he walked down the capital steps.
Yes, they killed Huey Long in Louisana,
As he took on the capitalist.
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Poverty was his share back in childhood,
He was one of a bounty of nine.
Living in the clay hills of Louisana,
But he soon left those red hills behind.
And at sixteen he left a place called the Winn Parish;
Went to Shreveport where he went to school.
They expelled him for starting some trouble,
Claimin' that Huey broke every rule.

Through a short span of years he gained power,
Threw it at 'em and end of it all,
He was kind, he was cruel, with his power,
Then they made him a state senator.
He was soon known throughout as the law in this land,
And the folks known to him right or wrong
Louisana has lost a great leader
When that bullet went through Huey Long.

It don't matter what feels and believes in,
But there's long been an adage that's said,
Huey Long always fought in the open,
Ran that for and he had no fear.
He made friends he made foes, many times came to blows,
Ever fighting what he thought was wrong.
Louisana has lost a great leader,
When that bullet went through Huey Long.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
Oh they shot Huey Long in Louisana,
As he walked down the capitol steps.
Yes, they killed Huey Long in Louisana,
As he took on the capitalist.


Notes:

1 - Released, 13 September, 1935, on Melotone #5-11-61 and Conqueror #8544, sung by Hank Warner. Whether this was written by Hank Warner, or another author is not known and was not included on the 78 rpm records.

2 - More information on the life of Huey Pierce Long, Jr. (1893 - 1935), from Wikipedia.