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"0 Omie, 0 Omie, I will tell you my mind; My mind is to drown you and leave you behind."
"0 pity! 0 pity! Pray spare me my life, And I will deny you and not be your wife."
"No pity, no pity, no pity have I;
In yonder deep water your body shall lie."
He kicked her and stomped her, he threw her in the
deep; He jumped on his pony and rode at full speed.
The screams of poor Omie followed after him so nigh, Saying, "I am a poor rebel not fitten to die."
She was missing one evening, next morning was found In the bottom of Siloty below the mill dam.
Up stepped old Miss Mother, these words she did say, "James Luther has killed Omie and he has run away.
"He has gone to Elk River, so I understand, They have got him in prison for killing a man.
"They have got him in Ireland, bound down to the
ground; And he wrote a confession and sent it around.
" 'Go hang me or kill me, for I am the man That drowned little Omie below the mill dam.' "

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III