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Thread #13555   Message #111979
Posted By: Lorne Brown
06-Sep-99 - 09:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Weela Wallia: 'stuck the penknife in his.
Subject: Lyr Add: WEELIA WALLIA
The song is "WEELIA WALLIA", a kids' version of Child Ballad 20 The Cruel Mother.

There was an old woman who lived in the wood,
Weelia weelia wallia,
There was an old woman who lived in the wood,
Down by the river Sallia.

She had a baby six months old. (2x)

She had a penknife three foot long. (2x)

She stuck that knife in baby's head,
The more she stabbed the more it bled.

Three big knocks came a-knockin' at the door.
Two policeman and a man.

"Are you the woman what killed the child?" (2x)

"I am the woman what killed the child." (2x)

The rope got chucked and she got hung. (2x)

The moral of this story is,
Weelia weelia wallia,
Don't stick knives in babies' heads.
Down by the river Sallia.