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Michael McIntyre Songs II   Songwriter:  Michael McIntyre
Michael McIntyre mitunes songs
Demo produced and performed by Frank Michels.<div><br></div><div>Lyrics:</div><div><br></div><div>For all of those years somehow it stood</div><div>That notorious Huntsville neighborhood</div><div>Tumbledown shanties out by Ninth Avenue</div><div>With cracks in the walls for the wind to blow through</div><div>In winter it froze, in summer it cooked</div><div>And when it rained the smell was hard to overlook</div><div>Few could understand how it got so bad</div><div>But you can’t spend what you never had</div><div><br></div><div>Many arrived just before the war</div><div>What Uncle Sam wanted couldn’t be ignored</div><div>With fifty square miles of ground in hand</div><div>Six thousand souls were put off the land</div><div>There were other names but only one stuck</div><div>For that hardscrabble row a’ folks down on their luck</div><div>No matter the hurt caused or how it might sound</div><div>Ev’ryone called it Boogertown</div><div><br></div><div>A father in town took his young son</div><div>To show him this place where comforts were none</div><div>The lesson was learned, the object was clear</div><div>Keep working hard or you might end up here</div><div>But each Monday morning in Boogertown</div><div>The wives and the mothers would kneel down</div><div>And scrub all their wash with a bit of hard soap</div><div>To dry it in the sun was their hope</div><div><br></div><div>Then one cloudy day in mid-July</div><div>Brothers from Boogertown were hospitalized</div><div>A seven-year-old shouldn’t weigh twenty-two</div><div>And eight pounds at eight months is way too few</div><div>Simple starvation, the doctor said</div><div>But no one cared to get the neighborhood fed</div><div>Bulldozers came to push it all down</div><div>And that was the end of Boogertown</div><div><br></div><div>© 2014 Michael S. McIntyre and Dean Friscic</div>
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