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American Ballads and Folk Songs_____________
Oh, I killed a man, they say, so they sayj
Yes, I killed a man, they say, so they sayj
I beat him on the head, and I left him there for dead,
Yes, I left him there for dead, God damn his eyes.
Oh, the parson he did come, he did come,
Yes, the parson he did come, he did comej
And he looked so bloody glum, as he talked of Kingdom Come—
He can kiss my ruddy bum, God damn his eyes.
And the sheriff he came too, he came tooj
Yes, the sheriff he came too, he came too;
Yes, the sheriff he came too, with his men all dressed in blue—
Lord, they were a bloody crew, God damn their eyes.
Now up the rope I go, up I go j
Yes, up the rope I go, up I go j
And those bastards down below, they'll say, "Sam, we; told you so,"
They'll say, "Sam, we told you so," God damn their eyes.
I saw my Nellie dressed in blue, dressed in blue;
I saw my Nellie in the crowd, all dressed in blue:
Says my Nellie, dressed in blue: "Your triflin' days are through—
Now I know that you'll be true, God damn your eyes."
And now in heaven I dwell, in heaven I dwell,
Yes, now in heaven I dwell, in heaven I dwell $
Yes, now in heaven I dwell—Holy Christ! It is a sell—
All the whores are down in hell, God damn their eyes.
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