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DANGEROUS DAN MCGREW (Alex Kramer / Robert Whitney) (inspired by "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" by Robert Service) Kenny Gardner (with Guy Lombardo Orch.) - 1949 Also recorded by: Hank Snow A bunch of the boys were whoopin’ it up At the Malamute Café And the ragtime kid at the music box Was a jazzin' a tune that was gay And back of the bar in a poker game Sat a man that everyone knew He was grim and cold, he was bad and bold He was dangerous Dan McGrew And while dangerous Dan was a-playin’ his hand And keeping his mind on his game You could see standing by with a gleam in her eye And her hair just as red as a flame A gal who was tall, with a face like a doll And her fingernails painted blue Oh, a gal who was tall, with a face like a doll The lady that’s known as Lou Then out of the night which was fifty below And into the din and the glare A man staggered in who was haggard and thin And his face was filled with despair Now he looked all around until he had found The lady that’s known as Lou And then the stranger turned And his eyes they burned On dangerous Dan McGrew Then suddenly wham! All the lights went out And a voice cried “Die, you must!” And then a woman screamed and a shot rang out And somebody bit the dust And then the lights flashed on And the north-west mounted police Came a-crashin’ through They drew their guns and they said “Which one is dangerous Dan McGrew?” And then somebody said “well hi there!” And skipped across the floor A-one, two, skip, hand on hip Right out through the open door Now was it the stranger a-takin’ his leave? Or the lady that’s known as Lou? It was nobody else in this whole wide world But dangerous Dan McGrew


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