I peeked in, to say goodnight, twas then I heard my child in prayer
And,for me, some scarlet ribbons, scarlet ribbons for my hair.
All the stores were closed and shuttered, all the streets were dark and bare,
In our town, no scarlet ribbons, not one ribbon for her hair
Through the night my heart was aching.....just before the dawn was breaking,
I peeked in and on her bed, in deep profusion lying there
Lovely ribbons, scarlet ribbons, scarlet ribbons for her hair
If I live to be a hundred, I will never know from where....
Came those lovely, scarlet ribbons, scarlet ribbons for, her, hair.
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