"Harry and Bess" as written by and Ferraby Chase Lizarraga....
When I fall
When I'm bested you will call
You're my only, you're my all
And you'll know, and you'll know

And if you feel
That our ghost is nothing real
and I'm held in bands of steel
Then you'll call, then you'll call

So kiss me for awhile
Hide it in your smile
I don't want to lie
Only to beguile
Kiss me 1-2-3, yeah
That's the magic key
And get me outta here

They will come
They will come from all around
From the paper and through London town
For a show, for a show
Oh-oh-oh-oh

Mister Hart (heart)
He dedicate many years to his art
Making cuffs that I am not to take apart
And I'm afraid he's made the grade.

So kiss me for awhile
Hide it in your smile
I don't want to lie
Only to beguile
And kiss me 1-2-3, yeah
That's the magic key
And get me outta here
(alright)

I cannot escape
I don't wanna wait
I cannot escape

So kiss me for awhile
Hide it in your smile
I don't want to lie
Only to beguile
And kiss me 1-2-3, yeah
That's the magic key
And get me outta here


Lyrics submitted by trdollar

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. It's meaning (as reported by StereoGum.com):

    "Ferraby’s “Harry & Bess” is a song about Houdini and his wife amidst a legendary escape during which a key to inescapable handcuffs were passed via a kiss (and love shall set you free, children)."

    It's oh, so good.
    trdollaron October 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is absolutely charming. Trdollar hit on on the head... what an incredible way to tell a piece of history, eh?
    loversdreamersandmeon October 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThe comments above- the reason this is my lyric site. What a way to multiply the regard I already have for this song!
    wanderloveon April 21, 2011   Link

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