Butcher's Boy

Lyrics: Trad arr Melton
Music: Trad arr Melton

Played by the Dinosaurs (with Robert Hunter).

She went upstairs to take a rest
And not one word to her mother said
Her mother, she went upstairs too
Saying daughter, oh daughter, what troubles you

Oh mother, mother, I cannot tell
That butcher's boy that I know so well
Courted me, my life away
And now at home he will not stay

There is a place in this here town
Where that butcher's boy goes and sits down
Then he takes a strange girl on his knee
And he tell to her what he won't tell me

Father, he came home from work
Saying where is daughter, she looks so hurt
Then he went upstairs to give her hope
And he found her hanging from a rope

Then he took his knife and he cut her down
And in her bosom these words he found
Oh dig my grave both wide and deep
Place a marble slab at my head and feet

And on my coffin, a snow white dove
To warn the world I died for love

And on my coffin, a snow white dove
To warn the world I died for love
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2005 Friends Of Extinction Dinosaurs

 


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