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Thread #46423   Message #3631473
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
08-Jun-14 - 03:49 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Locks and Bolts
Subject: RE: Origin: Locks and Bolts
Lyr. Add: LOCKS AND BOLTS
Sung by Harrison Burnett, Arkansas, 1960

1
I had a dream the other night
I dreamed I was with my darling
An' when I woke I found it not so
An' I started looking for her.
2
Saying, O. that girl, that pretty little girl
She rode on the railroad with me
Saying, O that girl, that pretty little girl
Somebodies stole her from me.
3
An' it's every man at every hour
Are you sure she's growing lonely
Her yellow hair, like strands of gold
Hang a dangling 'round her shoulder.
4
I rode till I came to her brother's house
An' there I inquired for her
He answered me, there's none such here
And I have a room here, for her.
5
I rode till I came to her Father's hall
And there I inquired for her
He answered me, there's none such here
And I have a room here, for her.
6
I stood awhile all in a maze
A viewing the lonely window
Said, at length, to be in your sweet company
But there's locks and bolts to hinder.
7
I stood awhile all in a maze
A viewin' the lonely temper
My passion flew, my sword I drew
An' I swore her room I would enter.
8
Her Father sent for some other men
So swiftly they did follow
They swore before I should enter that door
In my own hearts blood they would wallow.
9
Th locks and th* bolts were knocked away *sic
And I caused th locks for t' shatter
No sooner than I had entered that door
So swiftly I made for her.
10
The blood was shed on every side
Till I got my love from among them
Come all young men who have sweethearts
You must fight till you've over come them.

http://maxhunter.missouristate.edu/songinformation.aspx?ID=541.