Dapper Dom

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Dapper Dominic

Dom, Dom, so clean and dapper,

tall and strong, quite the strapper.

Pinstripe pants and wingtip shoes,

listens to jazz, rhythm and blues.

Dom is always so clean and proper,

and often accused of being a copper.

But the man in the shadows, looking quite dandy

is pulling the strings while sipping his brandy.

The rats are all buttoned, the cops are tied down,

Dom’s hands are quite vested in all of this town.

Don’t let him fool you with charisma and charm,

his cunning and craft should throw an alarm.

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“The Box” Burlington

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“The Box” Burlington

Burlington  is the owner of the restaurant on the corner.

No tricky business here, he bought it fair and square;

he was just thinking outside the box, icebox that is.

Everything outside the icebox is legal.

But for the owner of a restaurant, I must say

“Box” is a little rough around the edges.

I can’t say he’s very well rounded,

but don’t get me wrong, he ain’t no square.

Baby Face Morten gets the cubed steak and  The Mayor

loves the linguine squarciarella, the house specialty.

It’s cooking in the kitchen, like ninety degrees hot.

Just don’t get sent to the icebox.

‘Fraidy Freddy

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‘Fraidy Freddy

‘Fraidy Freddy, always ready

for pop up, criminal plots.

‘Fraidy Freddy, never steady,

flinching at potential shots.

‘Fraidy Freddy, soft and thready,

adjusting his binoculars.

‘Fraidy Freddy, nerves so heady,

watching all passing cars.

‘Fraidy Freddy, sleeps with a Teddy,

and sometimes keeps the light lit.

‘Fraidy Freddy, hiding in bed, he

knows someone’s secret.

‘Fraidy Freddy,  goes by Eddie,

Harold, Murphy and Sam.

‘Fraidy Freddy, a new name already,

in witness protection program.

 

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