If you live here where I do in Texas
You’ve heard much about Bonnie and Clyde;
They roamed all over our Texas towns
By the law—they just could not abide.
They ran from the law and State Troopers
Shooting machine guns at U.S.Marshals too;
They spawned colorful manhunts in the ’30’s
But robbing banks was their true waterloo.
The FBI laid great plans for cataching them
Wantad for murder, robbery, kidnapoping too;
Even stolen cars were their infamous forte’
More cold cash is what made them this do.
Though Bonnie and Clyde now lie buried
And all their greedy cash money is long gone;
Every now and then there’s another ‘bank-sighting
—And their rip-roaring story lives on and on.
2010 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Texas State Historical Society