The Scarecrow Has Returned, to Avenge!

All ye on the Left, take heart — King George shall not ride roughshod over the commonfolk any longer without paying a heavy price! For the Scarecrow has returned from the grave once more to avenge the wrongs that have been done, that are being done, and that will be done to the powerless at the hands of the powerful!

For any who are not familiar with my previous incarnations, since the time of your Revolution, I invite you to read of my legend*, as told and re-told by many famous storytellers. As you can see, I must wear a mask* — for I dare not show my face, as King George has a price upon my head!

And elsewhere*, you may learn even more of my adventures and also listen to a ballad* of my legend…

Scarecrow! Scarecrow!

The soldiers of the King feared his name.

Scarecrow!

On the southern coast of England,

There’s a legend people tell,

Of days long ago when the great Scarecrow

Would ride from the jaws of Hell –

And laugh (Ahhh! Ha-ha! Ha-ha! Haaa!) with a fiendish yell!

With his clothes all torn and tattered,

Through the black of night he’d ride,

From the marsh to the coast like a demon ghost

He’d rob the rich then hide –

And he’d laugh (Ahhh! Ha-ha! Ha-ha! Haaa!) till he split his side!

Scarecrow! (Scarecrow!) Scarecrow! (Scarecrow!)

The soldiers of the King feared his name.

Scarecrow! (Scarecrow!) Scarecrow! (Scarecrow!)

The country folk all loved him just the same.

Scarecrow!

He would always help the farmer,

When there was no gold to bring,

He’d find a way for the poor to pay

The taxes of the King –

“Scarecrow!” – every man would sing!

So the King told all his soldiers,

“Hang him high or hang him low,

But never return till the day I learn

He rides in flames below –

Or you’ll hang – with the great Scarecrow!”

Scarecrow! (Scarecrow!) Scarecrow! (Scarecrow!)

The soldiers of the King feared his name.

Scarecrow! (Scarecrow!) Scarecrow! (Scarecrow!)

The country folk all loved him just the same.

Scarecrow!

Scarecrow!

Scarecrow!

(Ahhh! Ha-ha! Ha-ha! Ha-ha! Ha-haaa!)

…that song recorded the very day JFK — and the Left — was assassinated!

Ye on the Right, by these presents, are ye warned — the day of reckoning is upon you. The Left shall not be vanquished. Truth & Justice will prevail!

Your obedient servant,

The Scarecrow

* Sites, productions, and songs NOT affiliated with your humble servant

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