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My Old School

I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes when you put me on the Wolverine up to Annandale.
It was still September when your daddy was quite surprised to find you with the working girls in the county jail.
I was smoking with the boys upstairs when I heard about the whole affair.  I said, “Oh no, William and Mary won’t do.
Well, I did not think the girl could be so cruel.  And I’m never going back to my old school.
Oleanders growing outside her door.  Soon they’re gonna be in bloom up in Annandale
I can’t stand her doing what she did before.  Living like a gypsy queen in a fairy tale.
Well, I hear the whistle but I can’t go.  I’m gonna take her down to Mexico.  She said, “Oh no, Guadalajara won’t do.
Well, I did not think the girl could be so cruel.  And I’m never going back to my old school.
California tumbles into the sea.  That’ll be the day I go back to Annandale.
Tried to warn you about Chino and Daddy G.  But I can’t seem to get to you through the U.S. Mail.
Well I hear the whistle but I can’t go.  I’m gonna Take her down to Mexico.  She said, “Oh no, Guadalajara won’t do.
Well, I did not think the girl could be so cruel.  And I’m never going back to my old school.

My Old School (1973) by Steely Dan

DID YOU KNOW?

True story of a May 1969 drug bust at Bard College, also known as “The William & Mary of the North” in Annandale, New York. The bust occurred in the author’s college dorm where his visiting girlfriend was included in those arrested. This bust was a result of a tip to the local police and district attorney, G Gordon Liddy (Daddy G) through the betrayal by a female accomplice.

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