The Lonesome Sisters

 

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From CD: The Lonesome Sisters with Rayna Gellert

ONE MORNING IN MAY
Traditional, from Texas Gladden


When I was a young girl, I used to seek pleasure
When I was a young girl, I used to drink ale
Out of the alehouse and into a jailhouse
Right out of the barroom and into my grave

 
Come papa, come mama and sit you down by me
Come sit you down me and pity my case
My poor head is aching, my sad heart is breaking
My body's salivated and I'm bound to die

 
Oh send for the preacher to come and pray for me
And send for the doctor to heal all my wounds
My poor head is aching, my sad heart is breaking
My body's salivated and hell is my doom


I want three young ladies to bear up coffin
I want four young ladies to carry me on
And each of them carry a bunch of wild roses
To lay on  my coffin as I pass along


One morning, one morning, one morning in May
I saw this young lady all wrapped in white linen

All wrapped in white linen and cold as the clay

The Lonesome Sisters Lyrics
Sarah Hawker & Debra Clifford
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