Katie Dear / Silver Dagger

Oh Katie dear go ask your mother
If you can be a bride of mine
If she says yes come back and tell me
If she says no we’ll run away

Oh Willie dear there’s no use in asking
She’s in her room… a… takin’ rest
And by her side is a silver dagger
To slay the one that I love best

Oh Katie dear go ask your father
If you can be a bride of mine
If he says yes come back and tell me
If he says no we’ll run away

Oh Willie dear, don’t even think it
He’s on the sof… a… drinkin’ beer
And by his side is a sterling dagger
To slay the one that I hold dear

So he picked up the nearest dagger
And stove it through his troubled heart
Saying goodbye Katie goodbye darlin’
At last the time has come to part

So she pulled out that bloody dagger
And stove it through her lily-white breast
Saying goodbye papa goodbye mama
I’ll die with the one that I love best

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