Number runner
Language: English 
Number runner
Come to my door.
I had swore
I wouldn't play no more

He said, Madam,
Looks like a likely
hit for you.

I said, Last night
I dreamed 7-0-3.
He said, That might
Be a hit for me.

He played a dime,
I played, too,
Then we boxed 'em.
Wouldn't you?

But the number that day
was 3-2-6
And we both was in
The same old fix.

I said, I swear I
Ain't gonna play no more
Till I get over
To the other shore --

Then I can play
On them golden streets
Where the number not only
Comes out - but repeats!

The runner said, Madam,
That's all very well --
But suppose
You goes to hell?

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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-07
Line count: 32
Word count: 120