Katy Dear

Traditional

Oh Katy 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 need in asking
She's in her room taking a rest
And by her side is a silver dagger
To slay the one that I love best

Oh Katy 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, there's no need in asking
He's in his room taking a rest
And by his side is a silver dagger
To slay the one that I love best

So he picked up that silver dagger
And plunged it through his troubled heart
Saying good bye Katy, good bye darlin
At last the time has come to part

Then she picked up that bloody weapon
And plunged it through her lily white breast
Saying good bye mama, good bye papa
I'll die for the one that I love best

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