7​.​Cap Gun Dory

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Cap Gun Dory
(F. Meyer BMI Ditty Dat Music)

here's the story of Cap Gun Dory
outside the law
in the light of glory
she robbed banks
she robbed trains
her little cap gun went bang, bang, bang

Dory walked out of the five and dime
with a new cap gun
and a valentine
said to the boy workin' at the bank
”fill up the bag, please and thanks"

Cap Gun Dory—Cap Gun Dory!

with sterling nerves and a heart as good
a hot tattoo of Robin Hood
shared the booty
with those in need
and all the rest with whom she pleased

Dory didn’t talk about gun control
she just bought caps by the roll
she'd walk in a joint
and folks would stare
and pop them caps off in the air

Cap Gun Dory—Cap Gun Dory!

papers called Dory no good, lowdown
children smiled when she came ’round
so many big men so afraid
not about the gun
‘twaz the noise she made

sheriff nabbed Dory and took her away
but she slipped by the deputy
singing this song
that’s done been sang
while her little cap gun went bang, bang, bang

Cap Gun Dory—Cap Gun Dory!


from Illusions of Composure, released May 20, 2018
Frank Meyer-vocal, guitar, percussion
Elena Antinelli-vocal
Kyle Crusham-banjo, keyboards, percussion


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Paper Moon Shiners are an Austin, Tx duo who link musically with the past transporting vintage songs and originals inspired by american music from the early twentieth century. Their old timey sensibility and vaudeville undertones command an infectiously entertaining landscapes with cracker blues, vintage jazz, swing, ragtime, americana roots and folk. ... more

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