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Songs of the West

Four Cords 

Track 7: HANG ME

Randolph (III, 261-2) reports this as a gypsy song. Learned originally from Randolph and changed with time.

My father was a gambler he taught me how to play 
My father was a gambler he taught me how to play 
Says "son don't go a beggin' while he's got that ace and trey."

CHORUS: 
Hang me oh hang me and I'll be dead and gone 
Hang me oh hang me and I'll be dead and gone 
I wouldn't mind the hangin' it's layin' in the grave so long. 
Layin' in the grave so long.

I was down in old Missouri, just as sick as I could be
Down in old Missouri, sick as I could be
Receiving all the letters says "Son come home to me."

(CHORUS) 
Now if I had minded mama I would not be here today 
If I had minded mama I would not be here today 
But I was young and foolish and easy talked away.

(CHORUS)
My father and mother and sister make three 
Father and mother little sister make three 
Marchin' to the gallows to see the last of me, 
To see the last of me.

They threw the rope around his neck they drew him very high
They threw the rope around his neck they drew him very high
The last words they heard him say, "It won't be long now til I die."

(CHORUS)