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Thread #45697   Message #900855
Posted By: GUEST,
28-Feb-03 - 11:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cruel Mother variant: Fine Flowers in...
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help:Cruel Mother varient
I have a pirate tape of Irish songs off an old LP--Male and female singer in close harmony. The verses are a little different than anything I've seen on this site. The mother comits suicide with her baby, and there is no mention of posthumous punishment.Can anyone help me locate lyrics, discography?

There were three sisters going to school
all round (?) the Lorry-oh
they saw a lady by a pool
down by the greenwood side-oh

She held a baby on her knee..
and a cruel....

She held the baby to her heart...
she said, "Dear baby, we soon must part...

She held the baby to her breast..
She said, "Dear baby, we'll both find rest...

There is a river, wide and deep
all round the Lorry-o
And there both mother and baby sleep
Down by the greenwood side Oh