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The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll Lyrics 

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll Song Lyrics


William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll
With a cane that he twirled around his diamond ring finger
At a Baltimore hotel society gath'rin'.
And the cops were called in and his weapon took from him
As they rode him in custody down to the station
And booked William Zanzinger for first-degree murder.
But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears,
Take the rag away from your face.
Now ain't the time for your tears.

William Zanzinger, who at twenty-four years
Owns a tobacco farm of six hundred acres
With rich wealthy parents who provide and protect him
And high office relations in the politics of Maryland,
Reacted to his deed with a shrug of his shoulders
And swear words and sneering, and his tongue it was snarling,
In a matter of minutes on bail was out walking.
But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears,
Take the rag away from your face.
Now ain't the time for your tears.

Hattie Carroll was a maid of the kitchen.
She was fifty-one years old and gave birth to ten children
Who carried the dishes and took out the garbage
And never sat once at the head of the table
And didn't even talk to the people at the table
Who just cleaned up all the food from the table
And emptied the ashtrays on a whole other level,
Got killed by a blow, lay slain by a cane
That sailed through the air and came down through the room,
Doomed and determined to destroy all the gentle.
And she never done nothing to William Zanzinger.
But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears,
Take the rag away from your face.
Now ain't the time for your tears.

In the courtroom of honor, the judge pounded his gavel
To show that all's equal and that the courts are on the level
And that the strings in the books ain't pulled and persuaded
And that even the nobles get properly handled
Once that the cops have chased after and caught 'em
And that the ladder of law has no top and no bottom,
Stared at the person who killed for no reason
Who just happened to be feelin' that way without warnin'.
And he spoke through his cloak, most deep and distinguished,
And handed out strongly, for penalty and repentance,
William Zanzinger with a six-month sentence.
Oh, but you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears,
Bury the rag deep in your face
For now's the time for your tears.


I'm Not There Song List

All Along The Watchtower

Eddie Vedder 

I'm Not There

Sonic Youth 

Goin' To Acapulco

Jim James / Calexico 

Tombstone Blues

Richie Havens 

Ballad Of A Thin Man

Stephen Malkmus 

Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again

Cat Power 

Pressing On

John Doe 

Fourth TIme Around

Yo La Tengo 

Dark Eyes

Iron & Wine / Calexico 

Highway 61 Revisited

Karen O 

One More Cup Of Coffee

Roger McGuinn / Calexico 

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

Mason Jennings 

Billy

Los Lobos 

Simple Twist Of Fate

Jeff Tweedy 

The Man In The Long Black Coat

Mark Lanegan 

Senor / Tales Of Yankee Power

Willie Nelson / Calexico 

As I Went Out One Morning

Mira Billotte 

Can't Leave Her Behind

Stephen Malkmus / Lee Ranaldo 

Ring Them Bells

Sufjan Stevens 

Just Like A Woman

Charlotte Gainsbourg 

Mama You've Been On My Mind / A Fraction Of Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie

Jack Johnson 

I Wanna Be Your Lover

Yo La Tengo 

You Ain't Goin Nowhere

Glen Hansard / Marketa Irglova 

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?

The Hold Steady 

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

Ramblin' Jack Elliott 

The Wicked Messenger

The Black Keys 

Cold Iron Bound

Tom Verlaine 

The Times They Are A Changin'

Mason Jennings 

Maggie's Farm

Stephen Malkmus 

When The Ship Comes In

Marcus Carl Franklin 

Moonshiner

Bob Forrest 

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

John Doe 

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Antony 

I'm Not There (Reprise)

Bob Dylan 

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll Lyrics by Mason Jennings from I'm Not There Soundtrack (2007). Rating: 4.2/5 (26 votes)