The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde

Album: The Best of Georgie Fame: 1967-1971 (1968)
Charted: 1 7
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  • Bonnie and Clyde were pretty lookin' people
    But I can tell you people They were the devil's children,
    Bonnie and Clyde began their evil doin'
    One lazy afternoon down Savannah way,
    They robbed a store, and high-tailed outa that town
    Got clean away in a stolen car,
    And waited till the heat died down,
    Bonnie and Clyde advanced their reputation
    And made the graduation
    Into the banking business.
    "Reach for the sky" sweet-talking Clyde would holler
    As Bonnie loaded dollars in the dewlap bag,
    Now one brave man-he tried to take 'em alone
    They left him Iyin' in a pool of blood,
    And laughed about it all the way home.
    Bonnie and Clyde got to be public enemy number one
    Running and hiding from ev'ry American lawman's gun.
    They used to laugh about dyin',
    But deep inside 'em they knew
    That pretty soon they'd be lyin'
    Beneath the ground together
    Pushing up daisies to welcome the sun
    And the morning dew.
    Acting upon reliable information
    A fed'ral deputation laid a deadly ambush.
    When Bonnie and Clyde came walking in the sunshine
    A half a dozen carbines opened up on them.
    Bonnie and Clyde, they lived a lot together
    And finally together they died, Writer/s: Peter Callander, Mitch Murray
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Kev from Rogers, ArI remember hearing this song on my brother's home-made radio in 1968. I had always thought that the singer, Georgie Fame, was an American until I read his biography many years later. I never saw the Faye Dunaway movie about Bonnie and Clyde until I was a much older adult, but my grandmother had steered me to an article about the ill-fated duo through Reader's Digest
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 22nd 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed by six Texas Rangers in Bienville Parish, Louisiana...
    Just under thirty-four years later on February 11th, 1968 Georgie Fame's "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #63; eight weeks later on April 7th, 1968 it would peak at #7 {for 2 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for 14 weeks...
    Earlier in 1968 on January 21st it reached #1 {for 1 week} on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    The same week it peaked at #7 on the Top 100 chart; "Foggy Mountain Breakdown/Theme from Bonnie & Clyde" by Flatt and Scruggs was at #65 on the Top 100 chart...
    Georgie Fame had three other Top 100 records; "Yeh, Yeh" {#21 in 1965}, "In the Meantime" {#97 in 1966}, and "Get Away" {#70, also in 1966}...
    Georgie Fame, born Clive Powell, will celebrate his 72nd birthday come next month on June 26th {2015}.
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