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ERIN Lyr Req: Jersey City (from Cordelia's Dad) (6) Lyr Add: JERSEY CITY (from Cordelia's Dad) 04 Mar 97

I love the Cordelia's Dad version because it seems modern.
Comet is a great album, except for "The Frozen Girl."

In Jersey City, where I live now,
A butcher's boy I loved so well.
He courted me my life away
And then with me he would not stay.

There is a house in another town
Where my love goes and hangs around.
He takes strange girls all on his knee.
He tells them that he doesn't know me.

Gonna' dig my grave, make it wide and deep.
Put a marble stone at my head and feet
And on my breast (heart?) put a turtle dove
For to show the world that I died for love.

Oh mother dear how can you know
The pain and sorrow I have known
Go get me a chair to sit upon,
A pen and ink, I'll write it down.

At the end of each line she dropped a tear
For bringing back her Willy dear.
Her father came in and looking round
Said gee (?) where can my daughter be found?

Uh, I forget the last verse but I think there's one more. The words are fairly clear on the CD, I just figured them out from that.


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