King Of Diamonds

Story Behind The Song

I remember reading the headlines and following the story

Song Description

True story: Between 1956-1966 (and possibly beyond), the King of Diamonds was an elusive cat-burglar in Dallas, Texas who hit millionaires regularlly but was never caught or identified. Local police brought in the FBI, Scotland Yard and Interpol without success. Not even so much as a fingerprint. He would often strike while people were home, sometimes just a few feet away and would leave other valuables and keep only the jewels. Also known as the Invisible Bandit, this light-hearted look at his spree features mainlly acoustic guitars and male vocals.

Song Length 2:37 Genre Country - Americana, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Pleasant, Amiable Subject Crime, Theft, Justice
Similar Artists Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

They called him the King of Diamonds
A name he had earned so well
He'd steal from the rich and keep it all for himself
The Dallas Police were really amazed by the King of Diamonds
And Invisible Bandit, sure got to hand it to you

The man was a criminal genius
Midas with a touch of stone
But when morning came, the verdict was always the same
Detectives couldn't find a clue - only his calling card
And Invisible Bandit, sure got to hand it to you

Not even agents of the FBI
Could catch the King of Diamonds
And Invisible Bandit, sure got to hand it
Invisible Bandit, sure got to hand it
Invisible Bandit, sure got to hand it to you

Lyrics Robert P Birthisel Music Robert P Birthisel
Producer Bob Birthisel Publisher Worldwide Birthisel (ASCAP)
Performance Bob Birthisel Label DK

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