THE LEGEND OF ANDREW McCREW


there was a mummy at the fair • all crumbled in a folding chair
the people passed but did not care that the mummy was a man
so tell me if you can:

who are you ? who are you ?
where have you been ? where are you going to ?
well Andrew McCrew must have lost his way
cause though he died long ago he was buried today

down on nightmare alley where the shady people sway
a hobo came a - hiking on a salty summer day
he hopped a freight in Dallas and he rode it out of sight
but on a turn he slipped and lost his grip and fell into the night

well Andrew had one leg of wood • the other leg was small
but when he fell off of the train that night he found he had no legs at all
they found him in a thicket and the undertaker came
and they mummified his body for the relatives to claim

but no one came to claim him till the carneval passed through
the carnies took him to their tent and decided what to do
they dressed him in a warn out tux and put him on the stand
and millions saw the legend called "the famous mummy man"

well what a way to live a life and what a way to die
left to live a living death with no one left to cry
a petrified amazement • a wonder beyond worth
a man who found more life in death than life game him at birth

well what about the ones who live and wished that they could go
whose lives are left for living and performing for the show
well at least you got the best of life till it got the best of you
so from all of us to what is left of you : farewell Andrew McCrew

                                                         don mclean