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Tallow Candles or Song of a Doomed Man

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Tallow Candles or Song of a Doomed Man

Tallow Candles or Song of a Doomed Man

from the singing of Jacqui & Bridie

I have tallow candles white, hanging high, hanging high
I have tallow candles white, hanging high
I have tallow candles white, and I stole them all by night
And my life shall pay for all, when I die, when I die
And my life shall pay for all, when I die

I have twenty ox in store, that's no joke...
...and I aimed for twenty more
And my life shall pay for all...

I went up the Tyburn Hill, in a cart...
...and twas there I made my will
And my life...

I climb'ed up the ladder by a rope...
...then the hangman pulled the rope
And twas never a word I spoke, coming down...

Take a warning all by me, that's no lie...
... for to shun bad company
Or your life...

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