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    The Ballad of Alligator JAckson

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another one I found on My old computer.... Cowrite with David Williams who developed the character of Alligator Jackson and wrote several more songs about the hero and also wrote some stories.

There is also a different version with my old Buddy Kip Marchetti and slightly different lyrics


Ballad of Alligator Jackson David Williams /John Westwood APRA & Music Dave Scarboro East Craft Studios NC



Intro

No one knows from where he came

he sounds like an urban myth

But the stories linger on and on

like the smell from an empty fifth



Maybe a figment of a deranged mind

Maybe a touch of the truth

He's as real as the whiskey that he drinks

Lotsa bad guys found the proof



v1

Rusty Shade was a no good

Robbed a store and killed a man

The lawman found him lying nearby

Broken neck and gun in his hand.



v2

The only clues the sheriff found

was the small gator tattooed on his skin

an empty bottle and one spent round

and the smell of whiskey on the wind



Ch

Alligator Jackson

Mean as Gators teeth

Minds his own business

Unless you're a no good thief...

or worse

He stands for right and fears no wrong

Hes a cut above the rest

Wears justice strapped below his wrist

And a tattoo on his chest



v3

From New York to California

The stories were all the same

bad guys were turning up cold and dead

With broken necks and a hole in the head



v4

If you're thinking about breaking the law

Think long and hard before you do

Last thing you want is to wind up dead

wearing a Gator tatoo



Ch

Alligator Jackson

Means as Gators teeth

Minds his own business

Unless you're a no good thief...or worse

He stands for right and fears no wrong

Hes a cut above the rest

Wears justice strapped below his wrist

And a tattoo on his chest

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