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Knoxville Girl TML # 005741
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Old time, Bluegrass, Folk
1. I met a little girl in Knoxville, a town you all know well
And every Sunday evening out in her name I'd dwell
We went to take an evening walk about a mile from town
I picked a stick up off the ground and knocked that fair girl down

2. She fell down on her bended knees for mercy she did cry:
Oh Willie dear don't kill me here I'm unprepared to die
She never spoke one another word I only beat her more
Until the ground around me within her blood did flow

3. I took her by her golden curls I dragged her round and round
Throwing her into the river that flows through Knoxville town
Go down go down you Knoxville girl with the dark and roving eyes
Go down go down you Knoxville girl you can never be my bride

4. I started back to Knoxville got there about midnight
My mother she was worried and woke up in a fright
Saying: Dear son, what have you done to bloody your clothes so?
I told my anxious mother I was bleeding at my nose
5. I called for me a candle to light myself to bed
I called for me a handkerchief to bind my aching head
Rolled and tumbled the whole night through as troubles was for me
Like flames of hell around my bed and in my eyes it seen

6. They carried me down to Knoxville then put me in a jail
My friends all tried to get me out but none could go my bail
I'm here to waste my life away down in this dirty old cell
Because I murdered that Knoxville girl, the girl I loved so well

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