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I had me a wife, I had me some daughters
I tried so hard, I never knew still waters
Nothing to eat and nothing to drink

Nothing for a man to do but sit around and think
Nothing for a man to do but sit around and think

Well, I'm thinkin' and thinkin', 'til there's nothin' I ain't thunk
Breathing in the stink 'til finally I stunk
As at that time I swear I lost my mind

Started making plans to kill my own kind
Started making plans to kill my own kind

“Come little daughter", I said to youngest one
Put your coat on, we'll have some fun
Go out to mountains, the one to explore

Her face then lit up, I was standing by the door
Her face then lit up, I was standing by the door

Come little daughter, I will carry the lanterns
Go out tonight, we'll go to the caverns
Go out tonight, we'll go to the caves

Kiss your mother goodnight and remember that God saves
Kiss your mother goodnight and remember that God saves

A led her to a hole, a deep black well
I said, “Make a wish, make sure and not tell
And close your eyes dear and count to seven”

You know your papa loves you, good children go to Heaven
You know your papa loves you, good children go to Heaven

I gave her a push, I gave her a shove
I pushed with all my might, I pushed with all my love
I threw my child into a bottomless pit

She was screaming as she fell but I never heard her hit
She was screaming as she fell but I never heard her hit

Gather round boys to this tale that I tell
You wanna know how to take a short trip to hell?
It's guaranteed to get your own place in hell

Take your lovely daughter and push her in the well
Take your lovely daughter and throw her in the well

Don't speak to me of lovers, with a broken heart
You wanna know what really tear you apart?
I'm going out to the barn, with a never stoppin' pain
I'm going out to the barn, to hang myself in shame



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