CHICAGO (AP) -- He never sang to the feds, but it turns out Al Capone had a song in his heart. All it took was a stint in Alcatraz to bring it out.
Now, more than 70 years later, the tender love song that the ruthless crime boss penned while sitting in the pen is being recorded and released on CD.
The recording is the last chapter in a long journey that started in what was once the nation's most famous prison.
It turns out Capone gave the piece of sheet music he'd autographed to a priest in training who visited him. The man ultimately married and, before he died, he gave the sheet to his son, who sold it.
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