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The Wexford Girl
"Boston Girl." Obtained from Ray Bohanan, Indian Gap, Route #15 Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, August, 1929.
1.1 courted a girl in Boston, A girl that love me well. A many of a Sunday afternoon Together we would dwell.
2. We took a walk one Sunday; We walked a mile or more;
1 drew a stick from under a tree; 1 knocked that Maley girl down.
3. Dov n on her knees she begged me; She begged me for her life,
Says, "Willie, dear, don't kill me here; 1 am not prepared to die."
4.  I listened not to her pleading; 1 struck o'er and o'er
Until all the ground around her, Was in a bloody gore.
5.  1 runned my hand through her yellow hair; 1 dragged her down the road;
1 threw her in the river
That flows through Boston town.
6.  1 went up to my father's house At twelve o'clock that night. My mother met me at the door In such an awful fright.
7.  Says, "Son, oh, son, what have you done That blooded your hands and clothes ?" The answer that I made to her
Was, "Bleeding at the nose."
8.  1 asked her for a candle To light me off to bed, And also for a handkerchief To bind my aching head.

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