Two weeks to take a song from conception to completion to competition!

Master of Chains

This song was created for Game of Bands round 143 : "Magic"

Lyrics:

He was born in. Budapest
1878 came to the U.S.
His dad a Rabbi in the Midwest
Then went east, a New York address

At nine he learned the trapeze
"Prince of the Air", he did it with ease
A French magician inspired his dreams
And learned most of the tricky routines

A 1st class magician with talent and brains
Conjured illusions and escaping restraints
a permanent legacy of magic remains
Harry Houdini, the Master of Chains!

Held a mentor in high regard
Named himself the King of Cards
But Escapes were much more hard
His audience would be caught off guard

Did many shows with his brother Dash
At Coney Island made very good cash
His self-confidence was unabashed
Harry Houdini had that special panache

Met Bess, who became his wife
and his assistant for the rest of his life
His opportunities became quite rife
Freed himself without tools or a knife

Got out of handcuffs from behind his back
Found Martin Beck to manage his act
Put Harry on the vaudeville track
Top crowds he'd always attract

A 1st class magician with talent and brains
Conjured illusions and escaping restraints
a permanent legacy of magic remains
Harry Houdini, the Master of Chains!

Bought a house in New York and moved in
Went to France and found to his chagrin
The daughter-in-law of his idol Robert Houdin
Only surviving family didn't like him.

Harry should have lived a long life, but
A college student punched him in the gut
A right winger, a biblical nut
What else would have been, we?l never know what?
[Exit]

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