Ballad of Tookie Williams

Lyrics by: Nora Freeman
Gaggle: NYC Metro
Tune: Puff, the Magic Dragon

Stanley Tookie Williams
The founder of the Crips

Was on death row for his misdeeds

And his life it took a twist


Writing books for children

Then became his way

To tell the nation’s boys and girls

Away from gangs to stay


But Gov’nor Terminator

Was tanking in the polls

So Tookie could not be removed

From the killing rolls


People ‘round the country

And all over the world

Raised their voice in his defense

But the guv flipped them the bird


His killing, it was botched, so

They tortured him to death

Barbarians we have become

We must reverse this path


Not only Tookie Williams

But a thousand others too

We can reverse, we must reverse

It’s up to me and you