Love Henry

1. "Get down, get down, Love Henry," she cried.

"And stay all night with me.

I have gold chains, and the finest I have

I'll apply them all to thee."

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2. "I can't get down and I shan't get down,

Or stay all night with thee.

Some pretty little girl in Cornersville

I love far better than thee."

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3. He layed his head on a pillow of down.

Kisses she gave him three.

With a penny knife that she held in her hand

She murdered mortal he.

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Instrumental

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4. "Get well, get well, Love Henry, " She cried,

"Get well, get well," said she.

"Oh don't you see my own heart's blood

Come flowin' down so free?"

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5. She took him by his long yellow hair,

And also by his feet.

She plunged him into well water, where

It runs both cold and deep.

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6. "Lie there, lie there, Love Henry," she cried,

"Til the flesh rots off your bones.

Some pretty little girl in Cornersville

Will mourn for your return."

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Instrumental

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7. "Hush up, hush up, my parrot," she cried,

"And light on my right knee.

The doors to your cage shall be decked with gold

And hung on a willow tree."

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9. "I won't fly down, I can't fly down

And light on your right knee.

A girl who would murder her own true love

Would kill a little birdlike me."

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by Bob Dylan (arr)

Copyright 1993 Special Rider Music

First release: World Gone Wrong, 1993

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