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Silver Dagger

from So Sang the Whippoorwill by Run Boy Run

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lyrics

Don't sing love songs--you'll wake my mother
She's sleeping here right by my side
And in her right hand is a silver dagger
She says that I can't be your bride

All men are false, says my mother
They'll tell you wicked and lovin' lies
Then the very next evening they'll court another
Leave you alone to pine and sight

My daddy is a handsome Devil
He's got a chain five miles long
And on every link a heart does dangle
For another maid he's loved and wronged

I bid you go and court another
Make sure that she will be your wife
For I've been warned and I've decided
To sleep alone all of my life

Don't sing love songs--you'll wake my mother
She's sleeping here right by my side
And in her right hand is a silver dagger
She says that I can't be your bride

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from So Sang the Whippoorwill, released March 19, 2013
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Run Boy Run Tucson, Arizona

Award-winning acoustic Folk/Americana quartet from Arizona. Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest, Run Boy Run, exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound. ... more

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