I knew a girl named Rosalie
We used to hang out in the park
We used to score the system grease
From the fellas after dark
We used to sail the streets at night
Used to hang out on the rain
She had a bad time in the barrack
Caught a bullet in the teeth

Rosalie come go
Rosalie come stay
Rosalie come go
I never liked you anyway

I knew a girl named Mary Ann
She had a camera and a cane
She used to walk me to the station
When I was dying in the rain

She was a friend of Rosalie's
They had a nurse they liked to share
Well, Mary Ann was doing the doctor
You know, his covers went bare

Rosalie come go
Rosalie come stay
Rosalie come go
I never liked you anyway

Rosalie come go
Rosalie come stay
Rosalie come go
I never liked you anyway

I knew a boy named Billy Haynes
He had it all figured out
He had a trail of dust and branches marked
To get him back down south

But the blue lights had his number
And he was sweating hard from the heat
He got a pack of bullets in his satchel
Down on forty second street

Rosalie come go
Rosalie come stay
Rosalie come go
I never liked you anyway

Rosalie come go
Rosalie come stay
Rosalie come go