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Richard J. Daley was the Mayor of our town
Till that cold day in December when
They laid him in the ground-
Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone

And he was always known as the working man's pal
That's 'cause he grew up in Bridgeport
And he studied law at De La Salle

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And Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone

He was first elected Mayor in 1955
When half the people here tonight
Were not as yet alive

Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone

When it came to building tall buildings
No job was too tough
Daley built McCormick Place twice
Because once was not enough

Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone

When John Kennedy wanted to be President
Then he knew what to do
He called up Mayor Daley
Because he was Irish too

Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone

There never was another man who could
Inspire more love or hate
If you were in the park and it was 1968

Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone

It would be funny if heaven was
Just like the 11th ward
And you had to know the right people
To receive your just reward

Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone

Richard J. Daley was the Mayor of our town
But when he died no suitable replacement
Could be found

Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone
Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone
Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone
Daley's gone, one more round-
Daley's gone

Writer(s): STEVE GOODMAN

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