To the River Down
I am bound to wander over moor and heath My spirit touches the shadows I am tied to this Earth but I'm not a part of it My body lies in the frozen ground My body lies... deep, deep down Nearby is the town where I grew up as a maid I loved a man, who I married But my neighbour was jealous and me she did betray She spread a wicked falsehood through the town Through the town... crying Hunt that woman, hunt the witch, hunt that she-devil down The mark of Satan's on her breast, hunt that woman down "Let the water decide upon her innocence" So down to the river I was taken Of a guilty verdict, they were all convinced Into the ducking stool, feet and hands were bound Hands were bound, they cried Drown that woman, drown the witch, hold that woman down If she sinks, she's innocent, so hold that woman down Saw my husband's stricken face as I took my final breath Felt a dark sadness close upon me Felt the river's cold embrace as I met my watery death And the crowd stood and watched, making not a sound Making not a sound, then crying Lay that woman in no ditch, but in the churchyard ground She's innocent - god rest her soul, so lay her body down Down, down down, deep, deep down Ah, my little daughter... how do I grieve for thee Leave that town of death far behind you Ah, my little daughter who I nevermore shall see Think on the mother who did love you And go you no more to the river down
Written by: Bonnie Mackinnon
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