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Who Killed Davey Moore

  • (Bob Dylan)

    Chorus:
    Who killed Davey Moore
    How come he died
    And what's the reason for

    Not I, said the referee, don't point that little finger at me
    Sure I could have stopped him in the eighth
    And saved him from his terrible fate
    But the crowd would have booed I'm sure
    At not getting their money's worth
    Just too bad he had to go
    But there's a lot of pressure on me you know
    You can't blame me at all - it wasn't me who made him fall

    Not I, said the angry crowd whose screams filled the ring aloud
    We just love to see some sweat
    There ain't nothing wrong in that
    We just love to see a good fight
    Too bad he had to die that night
    You can't blame us at all - it wasn't us who made him fall

    Not I, said the manager, puffing on his big cigar
    It's hard to say and hard to tell
    I always thought that he was well
    Too bad for his wife and kids he's dead
    If he was sick he should have said
    You can't blame me at all - it wasn't me who made him fall

    Not I, said the boxing writer, pounding print on his old type-writer
    Boxing never was to blame
    There's danger too in a football game
    Boxing is here to stay
    It's just the old American way
    You can't blame me at all - it wasn't me who made him fall

    Not I, said the man whose fist laid him down in a cloud of mist
    Who came here from Cuba's door
    Where boxing ain't allowed any more
    Sure I hit him, yes it's true
    That's what I was paid to do
    So don't say murder, don't say kill
    Destiny, God's will
    You can't blame me at all - it wasn't me who made him fall

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

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