Johnny the Dipper, beware of your past

Johnny the Dipper, I think you're movin too fast



A baby boy was born, the mother died at birth

His father ran away, that made it even worse

Now he was passed along to his next akin

That was his mother's brother, known as Uncle Len'

He bought him a car of his very own

Got him an education and a decent home

But just when the lad became of age

Uncle Lenny thought he'd teach him his only trade

He said, "Johnny, my boy" - that was the laddie's name

"You're about to learn the pickpocket game

Now pay close attention, cause you gotta be quick

But most of all, be smooth and slick"

He studied his uncle for hours on in

And Lenny did the move for him again and again

Then one day Johnny screamed with glee

"I got it, I got it, see, Unc', see?"

"Now hold on," he said, "son, there's one more rule

Use your gift wisely, don't be no fool"

"Yeah, Unc', yeah," he said half-hearted

Little did Lenny know what he had just started

Cause now Johnny's dippin right and left

He did a year in the pen, two counts of theft



Yeah, they caught me this time

But wait till I get back out, man

No one will be able to touch me

Not even my uncle Lenny the Lifter

You understand what I'm sayin?

Yo, you know who I am?

I'm Johnny the Dipper!



Johnny the Dipper, beware of your past

Johnny the Dipper, I think you're movin too fast



Now Johnny the Dipper is the name he earned

Out on probation, and he still hasn't learned

Cause he's hawkin the walls of the high school halls

Schemin and scamin in the shopping mall

He skip, dip, take a wallet from the hip

Victims risky, but he was quick as a whip

Paid for days, his wallet gettin fatter

Johnny was the Dipper, nothin else mattered

Scoopin all them honeys, shit was great

Until he made his fatal mistake

He dipped on a man called Bobby Vino

Mafia king for the gambling casinos

Now Bobby was a hood who demanded respect

His pocket was picked and he was highly upset

He asked all his boys: now who would dare rob the

Undisputed king of the mobsters?

He sent Joe Crazy and [Name] Dan

Out on the mission to find their man



Yo, find Lenny the Lifter

And make him pay, eh?



He-he-he

Wait till my uncle sees my big pay-off

He's gonna be jealous, he-he-he



Johnny the Dipper, beware of your past

Johnny the Dipper, I think you're movin too fast



Now Johnny overjoyed with escapades

Went home to his uncle with the money he made

When he got home, well, the door wide open

A gun on the floor, the barrel still smokin

He stops, stares, his face full of fear

As he sees the results of his dipping career

Happy days it was to be, but no, instead

Lenny tied to a chair with a bullet in his head

He screams, "I'm sorry, I return every penny"

But Johnny, you've dipped one time too many



Oh Uncle..

Uncle Lenny!

What I have I done!

Uncle Lenny

Talk to me..



Johnny the Dipper, beware of your past

Johnny the Dipper, I think you're movin too fast
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Dana Dane – Johnny The Dipper Lyrics

Songwriters: EASTMOND, MARK A. / HILTON, WILFRED / MCCLEESE, DANA
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