“Murder!” he says: The Spade Cooley Story
He says murder, he says, every time we kiss
He says murder, he says, at a time like this
He says murder, he says, is that the language of love?
Let us consider the case of one Donnell Clyde Cooley. Born in 19 and 10 in a tornado cellar in Pack Saddle Creek, Oklahoma. Parents a mix of Native American and Anglo, so the young Cooley was legally considered a Native American. Taught how to play…