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Down In The Willow Garden Lyrics

from Songs Our Daddy Taught Us

"Down In The Willow Garden" is track #2 on the album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. It was written by Monroe, Charlie.
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Down in the willow garden
Where me and my love did meet
As we sat a-courtin'
My love fell off to sleep

I had a bottle of Burgundy wine
My love, she did not know
So I poisoned that dear little girl
On the banks below

I drew a saber through her
It was a bloody knife
I threw her in the river
Which was a dreadful sign

My father often told me
That money would set me free
If I would murder that dear little girl
Whose name was Rose Connelly

My father sits at his cabin door
Wiping his tear-dimmed eyes
For his only son soon shall walk
To yonder scaffold high

My race is run, beneath the sun
The scaffold waits for me
For I did murder that dear little girl
Whose name was Rose Connelly

Songwriters
MONROE, CHARLIE

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