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Archive for April, 2010

01076.0200 Black Is The Color
Bernard Haefner Lyrics and Chords

Black is the color of my true love’s hair
His face so soft and wondrous fair
The purest eyes
and the strongest hands
I love the ground on where he stands
I love the ground on where he stands

Black is the color of my true love’s hair
Of my true love’s hair
Of my true love’s hair

Oh I love my lover
and where he goes
yes, I love the ground on where he goes
And still I hope
that the time will come
when he and I will be as one
when he and I will be as one

So black is the color of my true love’s hair
Black is the color of my true love’s hair
Black is the color of my true love’s hair

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01075.0200 Betty and Dupree
Bernard Haefner Lyrics and Chords

Betty told Dupree she wanna diamond ring
Betty told Dupree she wanna diamond ring
Dupree told Betty: Baby, I’ll buy you anything

Dupree told Betty: Baby, won’t you be my wife
Dupree told Betty: Baby, won’t you be my wife
She said, “I’m yours, I’m yours, I’m yours, for the rest of my life”

Put your arms around me, baby, honey, like a circle around the sun
Put your arms around me, baby, like a circle around the sun
Put your big strong arms around my waist, let it slide down on the one

Love me, baby, love me to the bone
Won’t you love me, baby, honey, love me deep down in my bones
I will love you so good, that you can’t stand to leave me alone

Kiss me, baby, right on my ruby lips
Kiss me, baby, honey, on my ruby lips
Put your big strong arms around my waist, and let it slide down on my hips

Yeah, yeah, Betty told Dupree, she wanna diamond ring
Betty told Dupree, she wanna diamond ring
And Dupree said: Betty, I’m gonna buy you anything

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01074.0200 Barbara Allen
Bernard Haefner Lyrics and Chords

In Scarlet town where I was born
There was a fair maid dwelling
And every youth cried well away
For her name was Barbara Allen
Twas in the merry month of May
The green buds were a swelling
Sweet William on his deathbed lay
For the love of Barbara Allen
He sent a servant unto her
To the place she was dwelling
Saying you must come to his deathbed now
If your name be Barbara Allen
Slowly slowly she got up
Slowly slowly she came nigh him
And the only words to him she said
Young man I think you’re dying
As she was walking oer the fields
She heard the death bell knelling
And every stroke it seemed to say
Hardhearted Barbara Allen
Oh mother mother make my bed
Make it long and make it narrow
Sweet William died for me today
I’ll die for him tomorrow
They buried her in the old churchyard
They buried him in the choir
And from his grave grew a red red rose
From her grave a green briar
They grew and grew to the steeple top
Till they could grow no higher
And there they twined in a true love’s knot
Red rose around green briar

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01073.0200 Banua
Bernard Haefner Lyrics and Chords

Banua, Banua, banua, oh! Banua, Banua, baby, I don’t know. (Hit it!) ( Once again!)(Repeat)

Won’t you come to me, baby? Won’t you bring me my bail?
For a drink and a fight on a Saturday night, they put down in the Banua jail.

(Chorus)

I didn’t mean to be fightin’ and bringin’ you all of this shame,
But the tongue of Jonathan Brighton was scandalizin’ your name.

(Chorus)

This Banua jail is cold and damp. The rats, they cover the floor.
Just ten and three will set me free and I’ll be yours forever more. (Soft!)

(Chorus)

Banua!

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01072.0200 John Riley
Bernard Haefner Lyrics and Chords

Fair young maid all in a garden
Strange young man, passerby
He said, “Fair maid, will you marry me?”
This then, sir, was her reply:

Oh, no, kind sir, I cannot marry thee
For I’ve a love who sails all on the sea.
He’s been gone for seven years
Still no man shall marry me

What if he’s in some battle slain
Or drownded (sic) in the deep salt sea
What if he’s found another love
And he and his love both married be?

Well, if he’s in some battle slain
I will go and mourn all on his grave
And if he’s drowned in the deep salt sea
I’ll be true to his memory

And if he’s found another love
And he and his love both married be
I’ll wish them health and happiness
Where they dwell across the sea

He picked her up all in his arms
Kisses gave her: One, two, three
Said, Here am I, my own true love
I am your long-lost John Riley!

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01071.0200 Bally Mena
Bernard Haefner Lyrics and Chords

Bally Mena, Bally Mena, Bally Mena in the harbor
Bally Mena, Bally Mena, Bally Mena in the harbor
Bring the Bally Mena to the dock
And paint the Bally Mena black
Bring the Bally Mena to the dock
And paint the Bally Mena black

Brothers we were and brothers we’ll be
I till the soil and you sail the sea
To the ship Bally Mena you gave your best
But a raging sea laid your soul to rest

Bally Mena, Bally Mena, Bally Mena in the harbor
Bally Mena, Bally Mena, Bally Mena in the harbor
Bring the Bally Mena to the dock
And paint the Bally Mena black
Bring the Bally Mena to the dock
And paint the Bally Mena black

No more to hear, to hear the tale
Of how you tamed a mighty whale
And the girl who waited so patiently
Will walk no more by the sea

Bally Mena, Bally Mena, Bally Mena in the harbor
Bally Mena, Bally Mena, Bally Mena in the harbor
Bring the Bally Mena to the dock
And paint the Bally Mena black
Bring the Bally Mena to the dock
And paint the Bally Mena black

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