The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #171888   Message #4158387
Posted By: Uncle Tone
22-Nov-22 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Law In Its Wisdom
Subject: RE: Origins: The Law In Its Wisdom
THE LAW IN ITS WISDOM

For the law in its wisdom and the law in its skill
Has decided that for killers the only cure is kill
It's the law of the jungle. It's two blacks hat make a white
For me to kill is wrong. For the law to kill is right

For the law in its wisdom and the law in its might
Says I'll walk along the passage when dawn has chased the night
As you eat your egg for breakfast or unfold your Daily Mail
Another man will hang in Her Majesty's Jail.

For the law in its wisdom and the law in its power
Has kept me waiting three long weeks in torment every hour
And the chaplain he will hold my hand, the hangman blind my eye
And when he pulls the lever another man will die

For the law in its wisdom and the law in its beauty
Say the hangman and the clergy, “We're only doing our duty”
For I killed another man and I know it's me to blame
For the murder done to me today, who's is the shame
For the murder done to me today, yours is the blame!

NB These are the orginal lyrics. I did vary them a bit on the recording. (Short term memory loss!)