- Gallows Pole

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March 22, 2016

Lyrics

Hangman hangman hold it a little while
Think I see my friends coming
Riding many a mile.
Friends did you get some silver?
Did you get a little gold?
What did you bring me my dear friends

To keep me from the gallows pole?
What did you bring me to keep me from the gallows pole?
I couldn't get no silver, I couldn't get no gold
You know that we're too damn poor
To keep you from the gallows pole.
Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my brother coming

Riding a many mile.
Brother'd you get me some silver?
Did you get a little gold?
What did you bring me, my brother

To keep me from the gallows pole
Brother, I brought you some silver (yeah)
I brought a little gold
I brought a little of ev'ry thing
To keep you from the gallows pole.

Yes, I brought you to keep you from the gallows pole.
Hangman, hangman, turn your head awhile
I think I see my sister coming

Riding a many mile, mile, mile.
Sister, I implore you, take him by the hand
Take him to some shady bower
Save me from the wrath of this man
Please take him

Save me from the wrath of this man, man.
Hangman, hangman, upon your face a smile
Pray tell me that I'm free to ride
Ride for many mile, mile, mile.
Oh, yes, you got a fine sister
She warmed my blood from cold
Brought my blood to boiling hot
To keep you from the gallows pole.
Your brother brought me silver
Your sister warmed my soul
But now I laugh and pull so hard
And see you swinging on the gallows pole
But now I laugh and pull so hard
And see you swinging on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole!
Swingin' on the gallows pole!
Swingin' on the gallows pole!
Swingin' on the gallows pole!
Keep-a-swingin'!
Keep-a-swingin'!
Keep-a-swingin'!
Keep it, keep it!
Swingin' on the gallows pole!
Ah-ha-ha
Swingin'
Swingin' on the gallows pole!
See-saw marjory daw
See-saw knock at my door

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