Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
Notes: words by Malvina Reynolds, no music; not previously published. The Black Hawk was a night club whose owner built a “cage” separate from the rest of the audience so underaged (under 21, then) folks could hear the music separate from the drinking--a nice thought, but he was busted anyway.
I went down to the Black Hawk to hear that cool band play,
I says to the copper, "There's a cage in there for me."
"The mayor he told us to throw the book at you.
"Mayor of this city is very pure and wise.
Well, we went from the Black Hawk, no place else to go,
Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed: