Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - online songbook

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4.  Little did Pearlie think, When she left her home so gay, That the little grip she carried Would hide her head away.
5. Pearlie went to Cincinnati Where she never been before; She led astray by Jackson To never see mother no more.
6. "Oh, Jack, what have I done That you would take my life ? For you know that I always
Loved you and would have been your wife.
7. "There a place for your picture in my album; There a place for your love in my heart; There a place for us both in heaven
Where true friends never part."
8.  The next morning the people was excited; They look all around and said:
"Here lays a woman,
But where, oh, where, is her head ?"
9.  They 'phone for miles and miles Till last one answer came;
It was from Pearhe's sister: "It must be Pearl that's slain."
10.  They arrested Jack and Walter And locked them in the cell.
The people all gather around them But nothing would they tell.
11.  In came Pearlie's sister, Fell down on her knees, Pleading to Jackson:
"Give sister's head, oh, please."

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