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Henry Lee


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K:G z2 B/2c/2 | "G"(d B) d | "C"d/2 e3/2 f/2e/2 | "G"(d e) d | w:Get - down - get down - lit-tle Hen -ry G2 B | (B d) e/2d/2 | "D"(A B) G/2A/2 | "G"G2 z | w:Lee And stay - all - night - with - me z2 B/2c/2 | d B B/2d/2 | "C"e2 g/2e/2 | "G"d2 e/2d/2 | w:The - ver-y best - lod-ging I can af - G2 B/2c/2 | c/2 d3/2 e/2d/2 | "D"B2 B/2A/2 | "G"G2 z | w:ford will - be - fare - bet-ter'n - thee. z2 e | "C"c2 c | f/2 g3/2 f/2e/2 | "G"d2 e/2d/2 | w:I can't get down - and I won't get - G2 e | "C"c2 e | (g f) e | d2 z | w:down and stay all night - with thee z2 e/2d/2 | "C"c2 c | g f e | "G"c/2d/2 e e/2d/2 | w:For the girl I have in that mer -ry green - G2 A/2B/2 | d2 e/2d/2 | "D"B2 (B/2A/2) | "G"G2 || w:land I - love far - bet-ter'n - thee. % W:1 W:"Get down, get down, little Henry Lee, and stay all night with me. W:The very best lodging I can afford will be fare better'n thee." W:"I can't get down, and I won't get down, and stay all night with thee, W:For the girl I have in that merry green land, I love far better'n thee." W: W:2 W:She leaned herself against a fence, just for a kiss or two; W:With a little pen-knife held in her hand, she plugged him through and through. W:"Come all you ladies in the town, a secret for me keep, W:With a diamond ring held on my hand I'll never will forsake." W: W:3 W:"Some take him by his lily-white hand, some take him by his feet. W:We'll throw him in this deep, deep well, more than one hundred feet. W:Lie there, lie there, loving Henry Lee, till the flesh drops from your bones. W:The girl you have in that merry green land still waits for your return." W: W:4 W:"Fly down, fly down, you little bird, and alight on my right knee. W:Your cage will be of purest gold, in deed of property." W:"I can't fly down, or I won't fly down, and alight on your right knee. W:A girl would murder her own true love would kill a little bird like me." W: W:5 W:"W:If I had my bend and bow, my arrow and my string, W:I'd pierce a dart so nigh your heart your wobble would be in vain." W:"If you had your bend and bow, your arrow and your string, W:I'd fly away to the merry green land and tell what I have seen." % X:2 T:Henry Lee C:Trad M:4/4 L:1/4

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K:C W:1 W:Light down, light down, love Henry Lee W:And stay with me this night W:You will have my candle and coal W:My fire's burning bright W:My fire's burning bright W: W:2 W:I won't light down, I can't light down W:Nor stay all night with thee W:There's a lady ten times fairer than you W:In Lord Barnett's hall for me W:In Lord Barnett's hall for me W: W:3 W:He's leaned him o'er her soft pillow W:For to give her a kiss so sweet W:With her little pen-knife held keen and sharp W:She's wounded him full deep W:She's wounded him full deep W: W:4 W:I will light down, I must light down W:"I will come in", said he W:"There is no lady in Barnett's hall W:That I love more better than thee W:I love more better than thee" W: W:5 W:"O live, my love, Lord Henry", she said W:"For an hour or two or three W:And all these cards about my waist W:I'd freely give to thee W:I'd freely give to thee" W: W:6 W:All them cards about your waist W:They'd do no good to me W:Love, don't you see my own heart's blood W:Come twinkling at my knee W:Come twinkling at my knee W: W:7 W:She took him by his long yellow hair W:She dragged him by his feet W:She threw him down her cool draw-well W:Full fifty fathoms deep W:Full fifty fathoms deep W: W:8 W:Lie there, lie there, you Henry Lee W:I know you will not swim W:That lady ten times fairer than me W:She'll never see you again W:She'll never see you again W: W:9 W:Light down, light down, you pretty little bird W:Light down all on my knee W:No, a girl who'd murder her own true love W:Would kill a little bird like me W:Would kill a little bird like me W: W:10 W:I wished I had my bending bow W:My arrow and my string W:I'd shoot my dart so nigh your heart W:That you'd no longer sing W:You'd no longer sing W: W:11 W:I wished you had your bending bow W:Your arrow and your string W:I'd fly away to Barnett's hall W:You'd always hear me sing W:You'd always hear me sing % % % % % % After The Campfire Song Book % My Own Song Book % The Song And The Story % Songs From Hazzards Huzzah % % % % %]

						
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