Dotty And Emmie lyrics

- Caroline, or Change

Dotty And Emmie lyrics

Dotty And Emmie

DOTTY
What I tell you?
That courthouse statue,
Confederate soldier?
You see the TV News last night?

EMMIE
We ain?t got a TV.

DOTTY
Found the headless body
in Choo Choo Bayou,
wrapt in a flag, in the muddy Stars and Bars.

EMMIE
Anybody said
what happened to the head?

DOTTY
Can?t find the head. They?s agitated,
?Johnny Reb?s decapitated!?
Dredged the bayou, lakefront too,
trawlers, spotlights, minesweepers?

EMMIE
Dang!

DOTTY
Oh uh huh. The whole shebang.
Bloodhounds bayin,
makin noise?
They say it was ?hoodlums? done it.
They mean colored boys.

EMMIE
But they ain?t said who?

DOTTY
Nope. Not a clue.
Tell you what: whoever did it?
Good for them!
I hope they burnt it
in a trash incinerator,
fed it to an alligator.
ugly thing. Ugly thing!
The South?s Defender.
Hey! Cracker Joe,
Lee surrendered!
The thing is over, baby! Dead!
Don?t cry!
And kiss that huge ugly head
goodbye.

EMMIE
Yeah. Let it be, for goodness sakes.
Heads go missin. Them?s the breaks.
Stakes ain?t high?

DOTTY
My eye they ain?t.
They?ll keep lookin.
Some of them is vexed as snakes
and trouble comin.

EMMIE
And someone gone and killed that man
that crazy man who killed the President,
right on TV! Saw that picture
in the paper,
shot by a bullet,
look like it hurt.
We ain?t got a TV set, not yet.
We only got a radio.

CAROLINE
OK, go!
Time to bring them pancakes out!
They dips them in the applesauce.
Take the tray out, don?t be spillin.
Carve the goose and let?s be trekkin.

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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