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Joan Baez: The Lily Of The West

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Handsome Mary, The Lily Of The West
JOAN BAEZ: THE LILY OF THE WESTHANDSOME MARY, THE LILY OF THE WEST
When first I came to Louisville
Some pleasure there to find
A damsel there from Lexington
Was pleasing to my mind
Her rosy cheeks, her ruby lips
Like arrows pierced my breast
And the name she bore was Flora
The Lily Of The West.
When first I came to Louisville some pleasure there to find,
A damsel fair from Lexington was pleasing my mind.
Her cherry cheeks and ruby lips, like arrows pierced my breast,—
They called her Handsome Mary, the Lily ot the West.
I courted lovely Flora
Some pleasure there to find
But she turned unto another man
Which sore distressed my mind
She robbed me of my liberty
Deprived me of my rest
Then go my lovely Flora
The Lily Of The West.
I courted her awhile, in hopes her love to gain,
But she proved false to me which caused me much pain.
She robbed me of my liberty, deprived me of my rest,—
They called her Handsome Mary, the Lily of the West.
Way down in yonder shady grove
A man of high degree
Conversing with my Flora there
It seemed so strange to me
And the answer that she gave to him
It sore did me oppress
I was betrayed by Flora
The Lily Of The West.
One evening as I rambled, down by a shady grove,
I saw a man of low degree conversing with my love.
They were singing songs of melody, while I was sore distressed,
O faithless, faithless Mary, the Lily of the West!
I stepped up to my rival
My dagger in my hand
I seized him by the collar
And boldly made him stand
Being mad to desperation
I pierced him in the breast
Then go my lovely Flora
The Lily Of The West.
I stepped up to my rival, my dagger in my band.
I caught him by the collar, and boldly bade him stand ;
Being driven to desperation, I stabbed him in the breast,
But was betrayed by Mary, the Lily of the West!
I had to stand my trial
I had to make my plea
They placed me in the criminal box
And then commenced on me
Although she swore my life away
Deprived me of my rest
Still love my faithless Flora
The Lily Of The West.
At length the day of trial came, I boldly made my plea,
But the judge and jury they soon convicted me.
To deceive both judge and jury so modestly she dressed,
And there she swore my life away, the Lily of the West.


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