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GUEST,Roberto Lyr Req: Tony Rose's George Collins (5) Lyr Req: Tony Rose'S George Collins 21 Nov 03


Please, somebody to check this one, George Collins as sung by Tony Rose on Bare Bones. Thank you. Roberto

George Collins walked out on a May morning
When May was all in bloom
There he espied a fair pretty maid
Washing her marble stone

O, she's whooped and she's holler'd (?), she's highered her voice
Held up her lilywhite hands
Come hither to me, George Collins - she said
For your life shall not last you long

He set his foot on the broad(?) water side
O'er the lea sprung he
He embraced her 'round the middle so small
Kissed her red ruby cheeks

George Collins rode home to his father's own gate:
Rise, mother, and make my bed
And I will trouble me dear sister
For a napkin to tie 'round my head

For if I should chance to die this night
As I suppose I shall
Bury me under the marble stone
That's against fair Eleanor's hall

Fair Eleanor sat in her room so fine
Working her silken skein
She saw the finest corpse a-coming
That ever the sun shone on

And she said unto her Irish maid:
Whose corpse is this so fine? -
That is George Collins's corpse a-coming
That once was a true love of thine

Come lower him down, me six pretty lads
And open the coffin so fine
That I might kiss those lilywhite lips
Ten thousand times they have kissed mine

And go you upstairs and fetch me the sheet
That's wove with the silken twine
Hang it over George Collins's head
Tomorrow it'll hang over mine

And the news was carried to fair London town
Wrote on London's gate:
Six pretty maids died all in one night
All for George Collins's sake


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