Doc Mob (Streaming Access)
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Adam Selzer has launched his podcast: Cemetery Mixtape about murder, history, and music! He has called on his various musician associates and asked us to write songs themed to each podcast. The podcast is focused on the lives and mysteries of people associated with famous people. Adam includes place names, landmarks, and finds all the interesting back stories that accompany the more prominent stories we are familiar with. 

I listened to one of his podcasts about an actress working in Ford Theatre who was supposed to come on stage, but was interrupted by the Lincoln assassination. And once I finish grading these baroque essay test questions I am going to listen to the other two including the one this song is for!

My song is for Adam Selzer's podcast that discusses the First Riot in America in 1788, the "Doctor's Mob".  Check it out, here: 

[Disturbing album art created by Wesley Crowell]

Lyrics:

Doc Mob

Copyright 2018 by Mary Crowell

Chorus X2:

Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc Mob!

Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc Mob!

Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc Mob!

What’s the matter?

Quit stealing our cadavers!


There’s a hospital in New York City

Some boys saw a sight there wasn’t pretty

Up in the window! Sound the alarm!

Climb up a ladder! It’s a severed arm.


“Whose that belong to?” A little boy cried.

“That arm’s your Mama’s!” John Hicks may have lied.

The boy found his father, told the story and sobbed.

They went to Mama’s grave and found it had been robbed.


Chorus X2:

Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc Mob!

Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc Mob!

Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc, Doc Mob!

What’s the matter?

Quit stealing our cadavers!

[Descant]

What ‘cha doing in that cemetery?

You’ve got dirt beneath your nails.

Dug up every Thomas, Richard, and Harry.

Folks are putting bodies up for sale.


They’re throwing brickbats in New York City.

Hit Steuben’s head. It wasn’t pretty.

Broken the window! Sound the alarm!

They’ve taken the prison. Save us from harm.


John Hicks found a chimney where he could hide.

If they had found him he’d surely have died.

Doctors swore oaths to the people who mobbed

That they’d never requested the church yards be robbed.


Chorus X2 with Descant