Willie The Wimp

soundclip


by Ruth Ellsworth / B. Carter
recording of 1986

from Live Alive (Epic EGK-40511), copyright notice

Willie the Wimp was buried today,
they laid him to rest in a special way.
Sent him off in the finest style,
that casket-mobile really drove 'em wild
Southside Chicago will think of him often,
talkin' 'bout Willie the Wimp and his cadillac coffin,
Willie the Wimp and his cadillac coffin

That casket, it looked like a fine Seville,
he had a vanity license and a cadillac grille
Willie was propped up in the driver's seat,
he had diamonds on his fingers and a smile sweet
Fine red suit had the whole town talkin',
talkin' 'bout Willie the Wimp and his Cadillac coffin
Willie the Wimp and his cadillac coffin

Oh, cadillac to heaven he was wavin' the banner,
he left like he lived, in a lively manner
With a-hundred dollar bills in his fingers tight,
he had flowers for wheels and a-flashin' headlights
He been wishin' for wings, no way he was walkin',
talkin' 'bout Willie the Wimp and his cadillac coffin
Yeah, Willie the Wimp and his cadillac coffin