Saga of Dandy, The Devil & Day
Why don't y'all play that pitch The right manage gonna be in the game It's the top of the ninth Josh Gibson is at the plate The bases are loaded, it's a three and two count And here's the pitch Steppin' up to the plate, first batter Cool Keith Black baseball, it was a known fact jack With the weather so hot, who could play like Danny Day The greatest and the best, like the Satchel brother Paige Long Tom and Little Bomb, in the Hall of Fame Like Josh and bunt, be alert, duck Everybody was down for beer and peanuts Foxes in their Sunday's best, their brightest dress And on deck, Ced G Now baseball today troop, is mostly not racial But back in the days it was all segregated The whites had the majors and then the blacks had the negro leagues They both had great talent but then us blacks have no history Of all our great players, the teams in the ballpark But we're here to shed light, restore the glory they haven't got Black baseball, they paved the way With players like Dandy, the Devil, and Day Black baseball Black baseball Black baseball Bring er home Now the ballparks they played in was very far from a stadium They only sat hundreds troops as opposed to the thousands But the stands they was packed, for the league that was fat With teams like the Baccarats and the Homestead Grays The Eagles and many more, came ready to play In cities like Birmingham, Newark and Chi-Town The bus trips were very long, paychecks would bring a frown But not to these players, cause they really loved baseball You could ban them from majors, but not from the game With players like Leon Day, who pitched almost every day His arm would hold up, blowin hitters with smoke away And then there was Bullet Joe, also was Smokey Joe King Richard and Savateen, and brothers like Ed Pole Next, batter up! Bring it home Keith! They took the long great line that was so fine Super and strong to play, three games a day Hey hey, Thunder Twins are up and gonna win again Make the other players say "Oh him again!" But whattya know? Black baseball (baseball) they paved the way With players like Dandy, the Devil, and Day Black baseball (baseball) Black baseball (baseball) Black baseball (baseball) Poppa Bell was Cool, broke any catcher's rule On the base, at night, total speed rip the light Comin' past flick flash he was so fast Scouts watchin' in awe at what they saw The best in the game, it's a shame, you don't know Alex and Double Duty, and don't forget Juty Talent was there, and it was black Give them their credit folks, and build em a hall of fame Where legends can rest, with uniforms and the whole shebang And honor the players, coaches fans and the ballparks From the Giants or Phillies, to the New York like Yankees The Pittsburgh Crawfords, yeah they don't have to thank me Just thank the Red Bull's, just thank the Abe Manley's Just thank Rufus Lewis, a few names that grab me Black baseball (baseball) they paved the way With players like Dandy, the Devil, and Day Black baseball (baseball) Black baseball (baseball) Black baseball (baseball) Black baseball (baseball) And we're out And we're gone
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