RETURN TO: PROHIBITION!

RETURN TO: SONGS

 
SCENE: Judge William Dever, the ‘Reform Mayor’, speaks his peace before a crowd of Chicagoans fed up with street crime, Mob Rule and rampant political boodling.
 
REFORM 00
 

people of Chicago
we can feel this wind blow
we have watched the clouds roll
and we stand within the storm

people of Chicago
will we lead or follow?
will we watch our hearts grow
any colder as they’re worn

worn down by the gun!
the whiskey and the rum!
the evil that’s been done
by all this sin and scorn!

scorn of decency!
the rake of lust and greed!
for the sake of us we need
to pull this deadly thorn!

vote for reform!
vote for reform!
vote for me as if you stood
upon this new platform!

vote for reform
vote for reform
vote for me whose word is good
as any word was sworn!

people of Chicago
let this story be told
let this story unfold
let the pages all be torn

Chicago
you have made a spark glow
you have shown a true soul
in the fire that’s been born

no more whiskey runs!
no more deals be done!
this battle has begun
it’s time to sound the horn!

no more speakeasies!
no more whoring creed!
vote for me and I will lead
the righteous, mighty swarm!

vote for reform
vote for reform
vote for me as if you stood
upon this new platform!

vote for reform
vote for reform
vote for me whose word is good
as any word was sworn!