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It's a long ride from the South Side to the Westside. Willy did it twice a day.

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Willy was a Mexican man
In Hawthorne, Los Angeles
Where graffiti cuts the land
Into hard-line chains of command
Flashing their gang signs
With a shaping of hands

Willy, now don't you ride
Across El Segundo tonight
There's something going down
In that part of town
Willy, now don't you ride

Willy was a family man
With a wife, a daughter,
And a long term plan
To do whatever he can
Put that wife through school
To be an honest man

Willy, now don't you ride
Across El Segundo tonight
There's something going down
In that part of town
Willy, now don't you ride

Willy was a bicycle man
He rode sixteen miles to work
And back home again
He always called me his friend
I guess I'll never
See Willy again

Willy, now don't you ride
Across El Segundo tonight
There's something going down
In that part of town
Willy, now don't you ride
Willy, now don't you ride
Willy, now don't you ride

credits

from This Bird Will Always Fly, released June 8, 2015
Patrick Dunn: acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Eric Lichter: drums, bass, 12-string guitar, keys

Recorded by Eric Lichter at Dirt Floor.
Mastered by Michael Burke at Music Lab Mastering.
Copyright Patrick Dunn (Sunday Long Run Music, BMI) 2015.

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Patrick Dunn Sacramento, California

Patrick Dunn writes and plays music in the tradition of the old soul, the rambler, the traveling singer-songwriter -- characters found along the ever-growing timeline of honest music. Pulling from his influences, Patrick plays a mix of folk, soul, country, and rock and roll that has come to be called, for better and for worse, Americana. ... more

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