Carey & Curley


CYRIL DUNCAN
Hawthorne Qld

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Carey & Curley

 

Last afternoon a great pale moon shone o’er my prison cell
Its silvery rays brought bygone days, no evil did I know
‘Til I met that wretched Carey who proved my overthrow
And from that hour in his cursed power
There’s one advice I’m giving
To shun unlawful meetings and trust on no man living

Now I must die on the scaffold high in Killmannis’s gloomy gaol
I cursed the day I went astray, the day I Carey met
And from that hour in his cursed power
There’s one advice I’m giving
To shun unlawful meetings and trust in no man living

Your parents and your clergy they are your only friends
You’ll never die on the scaffold high if honest and truth depend
Now I’ll depend on every friend to pray he will not fail
For to pardon me on the scaffold tree in Kilmannis’s gloomy gaol.

And from that hour in his cursed power
There’s one advice I’m giving
To shun unlawful meetings and trust in no man living

 

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