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Jersey Devil (Rik Palieri) CHO: Out in the dark of the Jersey pines Among the swamps and trees, He flies through the night in the pale moonlight, The Devil of Mother Leeds. Scorned as a witch by the folks of the town While she was giving birth, Mother Leeds proved herself that dark stormy night By a babe not of this earth. The old women came around to look at the child The way they'd always do, When the babe grew two wings, horns and a tail And up the chimney he flew. To sour the milk and spoil the corn Are his earthly delights. He flies through the mist of the cold autumn wind Stealing children in the night, From Barnegat light to Cape May town Across the sky he flew, While sheltered in the heart of the Jersey pines His legend grew and grew. From Sounds of the Jersey Pines, editor: Mike Nappa SOF OCT98
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