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.";

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.";

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.


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?";

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.

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.";


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.";

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.";