I Saw Three Perps by JustJeanette

I Saw Three Perps - JustJeanette
sung to I Saw Three Ships

I saw three perps go running past,
Down Prospect Street, Down Prospect Street;
I saw three perps go running past
Down Prospect Street in the morning.
And why were the perps a running away,
Down Prospect Street, Down Prospect Street?
And why were the perps a running away,
Down Prospect Street in the morning?

For Sandburg and Ellison, it's where live,
On Prospect Street, On Prospect Street;
For Sandburg and Ellison, it's where live,
On Prospect Street, Cascade protecting.
Say, Jim, shall we arrest these three,
On Prospect Street, On Prospect Street;
Say, Jim, shall we arrest these three,
On Prospect Street in the morning?

O perps we shall escort thee hence,
Down Prospect Street, Down Prospect Street;
O perps we shall escort thee hence,
Down Prospect Street in the morning.

What do the perps in Cascade fear?
It's Prospect Street, it's Prospect Street;
What do the perps in Cascade fear?
It's Prospect Street in the morning.
And never a crook in Cascade goes,
Down Prospect Street, Down Prospect Street;
And never a crook in Cascade goes,
Down Prospect Street in the morning.

Crime is swept away again,
On Prospect Street, Down Prospect Street;
Crime is swept away again,
Down Prospect Street in the morning.

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Acknowledgements: Thank you to Patt for the cover art.