Who Killed Bobby Fuller? (Black 47)

“Who Killed Bobby Fuller?” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Who Killed Bobby Fuller?” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Larry Kirwan.
Tune: Larry Kirwan.


It’s Saturday night on the Lower East Side.
I’m sittin’ here contemplatin’ suicide.
I just got mugged down in Tomkins Square,
When a skinny-assed junkie stuck a bayonet in my ear.
I can’t believe you’ve gone and left me for a dentist.
Whatever happened to my existentialist?
If I can’t find out, I never will recover.
I gotta know who killed Bobby Fuller.

I know that you think that I’m out of my head
’Cause I haven’t been givin’ you the love that I should.
I just sit here playin’ his old 45’s,
Wishing to hell that Bobby was alive.
He’s still out there, singin’, “I fought the law.”
But no one is sayin’ exactly what they saw.
If I can’t find out, I never will recover.
I gotta know who killed Bobby Fuller.

And now you’ve gone and found another significant other.
I hope your teeth fall out whenever he kisses you.
You’ll come crawlin’ back when you discover
That I found out who killed Bobby Fuller.

I know it’s an obsession, but what can I do?
Oh, darlin’, I’m still so in love with you.
There’s a señorita down in El Paso.
I know that she’s got some of the answers.
She’s older now and ready to speak.
So tell your dentist to cap someone else’s teeth.
If we can’t be friends, we can at least be lovers.
I gotta know who killed Bobby Fuller.

She’s older now and ready to speak.
So tell your dentist to cap someone else’s teeth.
If we can’t be friends, we can at least be lovers.
I gotta know who killed Bobby Fuller.


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