Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Weile Waile

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There was an old woman and she lived in the woods,
Weile, weile, waile,
There was an old woman and she lived in the woods,
Down by the river Saile.

She had a baby three months old,
Weile, weile, waile,
She had a baby three months old,
Down by the river Saile.

She had a penknife long and sharp,
Weile, weile, waile,
She had a penknife long and sharp,
Down by the river Saile.

She stuck the penknife in the baby's heart,
Weile, weile, waile,
She stuck the penknife in the baby's heart,
Down by the river Saile.

There were three loud knocks came a knockin' at the door,
Weile, weile, waile,
There were three loud knocks came a knockin' at the door,
Down by the river Saile.

There were three policemen and a man,
Weile, weile, waile,
There were three policemen and a man,
Down by the river Saile.

Are you the woman that killed the child?
Weile, weile, waile,
Are you the woman that killed the child?
Down by the river Saile.

They took her away and the put her into jail,
Weile, weile, waile,
They took her away and the put her into jail,
Down by the river Saile.

They put a rope around her neck,
Weile, weile, waile,
They put a rope around her neck,
Down by the river Saile.

They pulled the rope and she was hung,
Weile, weile, waile,
They pulled the rope and she was hung,
Down by the river Saile.

And that was the end of the woman in the woods
Weile, weile, waile
And that was the end of the baby too,
Down by the river Saile.

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