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Willy Boy

27 november 2011

Tekst en Muziek: Joost Belinfante/Jaap van Beusekom/Ernst Jansz

Willy Boy

when I was in my sixteenth year
sweet Willy courted me
he took me down the Virginia line
his mistress for to be

black as the sky is now my gown
my eyes they shine no more
I hope I’ll die within a year
before my age is twenty-four

In a country town we settled down
we liked the days and loved the nights
the months to come I’d have his son
who lived three days and died

last year spring a starry night
he went to the saloon
he returned dead killed in a fight
the other shot too soon

ref
oh Willy Boy you made me moan
I’m too young
to be alone
Willy Boy you made me moan
I’m too young
to be alone

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