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Let Him Dangle - Elvis Costello (D. MacManus)
Bentley said to craig let him have it Chris
They still dont know today just what he meant by this
Craig fired the pistol but was to young to swing
so the police to Bentley in the very next thing
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Let him dangle let him dangle Do do do do do do do do do
Bently had surrended he was under arrest
when he gave Chris Craigs that fatal request
Craig shot sidney miles he took bentleys word
the prosecution claimed as they charged him with murder...
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Well its hard to imagine its the times that have changed
when theres a murder in the kitchen that is brutal and strange
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If killing anybody is a terrible crime why does this blood thirsty chorus
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come round from time to time Let him dangle do do do do do do do do do
They siad Derek Bentley was easlily led
well whats that to the women that sidney miles wed
though guilty was the verdict and craig had shot him dead
the gallows were for bentley and still she never said...
Not many people thought that bentley would hang
but the word never came the phone never rang
outside wandsworth prison there was horror and hate
as the hangman shook bentleys hand to calculate his weight....
From a welfare state to society murder
bring back the noose is always heard
whenever thos swine are under attack
but it wont make you even it wont bring him back...
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