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Thread #88458   Message #1659187
Posted By: Goose Gander
01-Feb-06 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Polly?
Subject: Lyr Add: PRETTY MOLLY
It appears as
Pretty Molly
in
Voices From the Dust Bowl

PRETTY MOLLY

Pauline Ramsay
Visalia, 1941

Pretty Molly, Pretty Molly
Come go along with me
Before we get married
Some friends for to see

He lead her o'er hollers
And valleys so deep
At last Pretty Molly
Began for to weep

Sweet William, sweet William
Yore leading me astray
An innocent love
You shall betray

Pretty Molly, pretty Molly
Yore guessin' jest right
For I dug at yore grave
One half of last night

Stand back, stand back
No time, to stand
And innocent he stood
With a big knife in his hand

He stabbed her to the heart
And her blood it did flow
And into her grave
Her body did go

Now ladymens and gentlemens
I bid you do right
For Gray was distracted
And died the same night