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Joe Dolce: The Ballad of the Gangster Paul Kelly

The Ballad of the Gangster Paul Kelly   Quiet down children and please pay heed to me I’ll tell you about Paul Kelly who was born in Sicily in eighteen hundred and ninety he came to New York town his Five Points Gang took control of the criminal underground.   Born Paolo Antonio Vaccarelli he changed his name when he immigrated from Italy pro boxing was his game he took his fighting money and put it into whores ran them in the Bowery and on the docks and shores.   Now the Irish gangs were dominant in the New York…

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