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Thread #84073   Message #1550278
Posted By: Bill D
26-Aug-05 - 11:06 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cruel Mother (#20, Hedy West)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hedy West's Cruel Mother #20
She carried a penknife both keen and sharp
All alone and loney
She pierced those little babes to the heart
All down by the greenwood sidey

Mother, O mother, for our sakes
All alone and loney
You'all always carry the key to Hell's Gate (?)
All down by the greenwood sidey

also...both Ferrara & I seem to hear in the first refrain line
"all along, Little Omie..or "Lomie"

listen, and see if you don't agree

it's not a standard text, but Hedy didn't do it like everyone else.