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Joan Baez

"Willie Moore"

Willie Moore was a king, his age twenty-one
He courted a damsel fair;
O, her eyes was as bright as the diamonds every night
And wavy black was her hair

He courted her both night and day
'Til to marry they did agree;
But when he came to get her parents consent
They said it could never be

She threw herself in Willie Moore's arms
As oftime had done before;
But little did he think when they parted that night
Sweet Anna he would see no more

It was about the tenth of May
The time I remember well;
That very same night, her body disappeared
In a way no tongue could tell

Sweet Annie was loved both far and near
Had friends most all around;
And in a little brook before the cottage door
The body of sweet Anna was found

She was taken by her weeping friends
And carried to her parent's room
And there she was dressed in a gown of snowy white
And laid her in a lonely tomb

Her parents now are left all alone
One mourns while the other one weeps;
And in a grassy mound before the cottage door
The body of sweet Anna still sleeps

[Willie Moore never spoke that anyone heard
And at length from his friends did part
And the last heard from him, he'd gone to Montreal
Where he died of a broken heart.]

This song was composed in the flowery West
By a man you may never have seen;
O, I'll tell you his name, but it is not in full

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