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Vergio

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Two fair maids went out for a walk
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All alone and a lonely-o
Dm
They met a robber on the way
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By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

He took the first one by the hand
And he turned her around and he made her stand
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

Will you be a robber’s wife
Or will you die by my penknife
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

I will not be a robber’s wife
I’d rather die by your penknife
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

So then he took out his penknife
And then he took her own sweet life
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

He took the second one by the hand
And he turned her around and he made her stand
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

Will you be a robber’s wife
Or will you die by my penknife
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

I will not be a robber’s wife
Nor will I die by your penknife
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

If I had my brothers here
You would not have killed my sister dear
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

And where are your brothers pray now tell
One of them is a minister now
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

And where is the other pray now tell
He’s out a robbing like yourself
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

Oh the Lord have mercy on my soul
For I have killed my sister dear
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o

So then he took out his penknife
And then he took his own sweet life
By the bonny bonny banks of the Vergi-o