Black Market Queen

from You Have Queer Street Cred by Sarah Shay

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Inspired by "The Badger and The Belle" by Matt Gourley and James Bladon.

lyrics

She was a sweet country girl with big blue eyes
and ringlets of gold in her hair
She had a daddy called her princess and always said
She'd never have a single worry or care
But that princess grew up and daddy skipped town
And she was stuck without a dime to her name
So she pulled up her boots and put on her crown
and said "I'll rule this county just the same!"

She was the belle of the ball
And the top of her class
And if you try to cheat her she'll cut you down fast
She's as cool as ice and as bold as brass
And she'll fill up Carolina's glass
She's the Black Market Queen of the Flask

Well by about the time she was twenty and five
she was bootlegging bourbon and selling off wine
Had an eye for a deal and could sniff out a lie
'Fore you knew it girl was selling across the state lines
There was a time or two she nearly got caught
and spent the rest of her life in shame
But a Carolina mama doesn't raise no fools
Hail to the queen, long may she reign!

She was the belle of the ball
And the top of her class
And if you try to cheat her she'll cut you down fast
She's as cool as ice and bold as brass
And she'll fill up Carolina's glass
She's the Black Market Queen of the Flask

credits

from You Have Queer Street Cred, released March 5, 2018
Written by Sarah Shay.
Produced by Sarah Shay and Nathaniel Johnstone.

Lead vocals and ukulele: Sarah Shay
Banjo: Aaron J. Shay
Bass: Strangely Doesburg
Fiddle: Mai Li Pittard

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