English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 28
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3   Charlie never murdered any one.
He stole sixteen of the king's white staff And sold them in Virginee.
4   The king looked over his right shoulder And thus he says to Charlie:
It's by your own confession you must die. May the Lord have mercy on you.
5   The king looked over his left shoulder And thus he says to Charlie:
It's by your own confession you must die. Jinny have mercy on you.
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