Crime Song of the Week

September 20, 2017

I have gotten out of the habit of posting a crime song every week, this will get back into the habit. This week we have an original composition written by Mob blogger and musician Casey McBride. He tells the tale of Al Winter, the crime boss of Portland Oregon during prohibition and the Depression era. Al Winter was the Frank Costello of Oregon and Washington state.

Old Man Winter may have sold his soul

but Old Man Winter got a pot of gold

on the Green Felt Jungle in the desert sand

lay down your silver for that cold old man

 

talkin’ bout’ Old Man Winter

Winter can be so cold

 

And Old Man Winter may have sold that soul

but Old Man Winter got a great big home

way out west where them pines grow tall

where he rolled the dice and laid down the law

 

talkin’ bout’ Old Man Winter

Winter can be so cold

 

So if you see him coming better shake his hand

look him in the eye, and better understand

in the great northwest that cold bites hard

and he controls the dice and he holds the cards

 

talkin’ bout’ Old Man Winter

Winter can be so cold

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