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Ma Baker - Boney M
The lyrics were inspired by the story of legendary 1930s outlaw Ma Barker, although the name was changed into "Ma Baker" because "it sounded better".

Kate Barker (1873 – 1935), better known as Ma Barker and sometimes known as Arizona Barker and Arrie Barker, was the mother of several American criminals who ran the Barker-Karpis gang during the "public enemy era" when the exploits of gangs of criminals in the Midwest gripped the American people and press.
She traveled with her sons during their criminal careers.
Barker gained a reputation as a ruthless crime matriarch who controlled and organized her sons' crimes.
J. Edgar Hoover described her as "the most vicious, dangerous, and resourceful criminal brain of the last decade".
She has been presented as a monstrous mother in films, songs, and literature.
However, those who knew her insisted that she had no criminal role, and they also alleged that Hoover created such accusations in order to excuse the FBI for killing her.
She was killed in a shootout with the FBI.


[b]Boney M. - Ma Baker[/b]
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