Where Mirrielees sang the legend,The South End String Band, presumably a group of Camano's landed gentry, opts to poke holes in it with a tune that's a lot less romantic. Their weapons are the banjo, the fiddle and biting lyrics like "Colton-Moore was a lad who turned out bad, He robbed the Tyee Store, He lived in our sheds and he slept in our beds, And they say he was rotten to the core."
Preamble and full lyrics after the jump.
You all probably heard about the wild child we have on the south end, some 15 year old kid who broke into our houses, stole our laptops and credit cards and sense of security...
Colton-Moore was a lad who turned out bad
He robbed the Tyee Store
He lived in our sheds and he slept in our beds
And they say he was rotten to the core
Well, Colton had a mom who claimed he was wronged
By all our society's neglect
She sez it's not her fault when he robs your personal vault
If it gives her boy back his self respect.
Oh Colton had a friend who got caught in the end
Those boys were steadfast and true
They knew who was gone by their unmowed lawn
And their legend rapidly grew.
It was on a Friday night when the moon was shinin bright
That he robbed the Tyee Store
And folks from miles about they all said without a doubt
It was done by that boy Colton-Moore
Well they caught Colton Moore just south of Elger Store
They sent him to Re-form School
And the folks there we know they just simply let him go
Made all of us look like stupid fools
So Colton's back here now, he's workin on the prowl
Scarin all the whole South End
And everywhere you go people just have to know
His mom says you ought to be his friend.
Colton Moore look around ... there's a storm comin down
The likes of which you ain't never known
Forget the movie rights and the fame and the lights
They're gonna put you underneath a stone
You might think it's fate .... But it's still not too late
To turn this trainwreck around
All you done so far .... Is steal some planes and a car