Academic journal article Texas Journal of Women, Gender, and the Law

Faye Tucker

Academic journal article Texas Journal of Women, Gender, and the Law

Faye Tucker

Article excerpt

Karla Faye Tucker was executed by the state of Texas on February 3, 1998. She was the first woman executed in the state since the Civil War.

On the night they killed Faye Tucker

I was gambling away my last dime.

Well I pulled down the lever

And I sent up a prayer

That my luck would not be denied

That my luck would not be denied.

Roll out the head of Faye Tucker

And never you mind what they say.

You may be reborn but it's all just for scorn

And that's what you'll take to the grave.

That's what you'll take to the grave.

Well the minister wants you to live now

And the governor wants you to fry.

And whatever it was that you thought might occur,

They got something else in their minds.

They got something else in their minds. …

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