Songs > Wiellia Wallia (Dead Babby Song)

The Babby Song

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There was an old woman what lived in the woods
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Wiellia wiellia wallia
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There was an old woman what lived in the woods
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Down by the river Sallia

She had a babby six months old
Wiellia wiellia wallia
She had a babby six months old
Down by the river Sallia

She had a penknife three foot long
Wiellia wiellia wallia
She had a penknife three foot long
Down by the river Sallia

She stuck the penknife in the babby’s head
Wiellia wiellia wallia
The more she stabbed it, the more it bled
Down by the river Sallia

Three big knocks come knocking at the door
Wiellia wiellia wallia
Two policemen and  the hang man
Down by the river Sallia

Are you the woman what killed the child?
Wiellia wiellia wallia
Are you the woman what killed the child?
Down by the river Sallia

I am the woman what killed the child.
Wiellia wiellia wallia
I am the woman what killed the child.
Down by the river Sallia

They pulled the rope and she was hung
Wiellia wiellia wallia
They pulled the rope and she was hung
Down by the river Sallia

And that was the end of the woman in the woods
Wiellia wiellia wallia
And that was the end of the babby too.
Down by the river Sallia

The moral of our story is
Wiellia wiellia wallia
Don’t stick knives in babby’s heads
Down by the river Sallia