3 – DIAMOND LIL’

Lilly was a flower of the Eastern sewing circles
Stitching hearts on her petticoats
Of every swain she met
Gave away her kisses with no qualms of regret
Detested those tea dances
Semi-sweet romances

She sold her locket for a
One way trip to adventure
A lawless lion pit
A bordello without censure
Her train left the station in a vapor of steam
She closed her eyes and started to dream

Her name was Lilly
Now it’s Diamond Lil’
Her vision’s twenty-twenty
She always sparkles plenty
Her name was Lilly
Now it’s Diamond Lil’
Her hand on the trigger
They call her a gold digger

Just once she found her true love
They had a dream together
Pledged their love forever
He was shot down in a duel
Brilliant solitaires are her
Solace sad and cruel
They take away the sting
Heartache can bring

Now she rides high on
A four poster bed
Never says please
Always wears red
Outlaws and sheriffs all
Pay her swanky tariffs
Stones of several carats
Are her only currency

Her name was Lilly
Now it’s Diamond Lil’
Her vision’s twenty-twenty
She always sparkles plenty
Her name was Lilly

Now it’s Diamond Lil’
Her hand on the trigger
They call her a gold digger