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They put the rope around my neck and drew me very
high, They put the rope around my neck and drew me very
high, And the words I heard sayin' was, "It won't be long
till he'll die, It won't be long till he'll die."
On a dark and stormy night as the train rolled on # All passengers gone to bed, Y* i Except a young man with a babe on his arm (2_ >
Sat sadly with bowed down head;£> Just then the babe commenced crying r>
As though its poof heart "would break, g One, angry man said, "Make that child stop its noise, / "
For it's keeping us all awake.", t "Put it out," said another, "Don't keep it in here; Gr
We've" paid for our berth and want re&t.'frj But never a word said the man with the child, /
As he fondled it close to his-breast. fc " 0 where is its mother? Go take it to her,",J
One lady then softly said. }\ "I wish that I could," was the man's sad reply. j_
"But she's dead in the coach ahead'.'ff\_