1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Del McCoury Band

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1. Said Red Molly to James, “That's a fine motorbike

2. Said James to Red Molly, “Here's a ring for your right hand

3. “Come down, come down Red Molly” called Sergeant McCrae

4. Said James, “In my opinion, there's nothing in this world

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1. A girl could feel special on any such you like.”

2. But I'll tell you in earnest, I'm a dangerous man

3. “For they've taken young James Adie for armed robbery

4. Beats a '52 Vincent and a red-headed girl

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1. Said James to Red Molly, “My hats off to you

2. I've fought with the law since I was seventeen

3. Shotgun blast hit his chest. Left nothin' inside

4. Now Nortons and Indians and Greeves won't do

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1. It's a Vincent Black Lightning 1952”

2. I robbed many a man to get my Vincent machine

3. Come down, Red Molly, to his dying bedside.”

4. Ah they don't have a soul like a Vincent '52.”

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1. And I've seen you at the corners and cafes it seems

2. Now I'm 21 years, I might make 22

3. When she came to the hospital there wasn't much left

4. He reached for her hand and he slipped her the keys

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1. Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme

2. And I don't mind dying but for the love of you

3. He was running out of road - He was running out of breath

4. Said “I don't have any further use for these

4. I see angels on ariels in leather and chrome

4. Swooping down from heaven to carry me home.”

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1. And he pulled her on behind; And down to Knoxville they did ride

2. And if fate should break my stride, then I'll give you my Vincent to ride

3. But he smiled to see her cry. He said, “I'll give you my Vincent to ride.”

4. And he gave her one last kiss and died; and he gave her his Vincent to ride