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Cocaine Ali

By: Chris Martin


Did you ever hear about Cocaine Ali?
She lived in Cocaine town on Cocaine hill,
She had a cocaine dog and a cocaine cat,
They fought all night with a cocaine rat.


She had cocaine hair on her cocaine head.
She had a cocaine dress that was poppy red:
She wore a snowbird hat and sleigh-riding clothes,
On her coat she wore a crimson, cocaine rose.


Big gold chariots on the Milky Way,
Snakes and elephants silver and gray.
Oh the cocaine blues they make me sad,
Oh the cocaine blues make me feel bad.


Ali went to a snow party one cold night,
And the way she sniffed was sure a fright.
There was Hophead Charles with Dopey Chuck,
Kankakee Kristen and Yen Shee Odare.


There was Morphine Mark and the Poppy Face Kid,
Climbed up snow ladders and down they skid;
There was the Stepladder Kit, a good sixfeet,
And the Sleigh-riding Sister who were hard to beat.


Along in the morning about half past three
They were all lit up like a Christmas tree;
Ali got home and started for bed,
Took another sniff and it knocked her dead.


They laid her out in her cocaine clothes:
She wore a snowbird hat with a crimson rose;
On her headstone you'll find this refrain:
She died as she lived, sniffing cocaine

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