Omie Wise (2) (Adapted by Clarance Ashley) Poor Omie, poor Omie, Poor little Omie Wise, How she was deluded, By John Lewis's lies. He promised to meet her At Adams's Spring; He would bring her some money, Some other fine things. Her, fool-like, she met him At Adams's Spring; He brought her no money, No other fine things. He brought her no money, But he flattered the case, "We will go and get married, It will be no disgrace." She jumped up behind him And away they did go. Till the come to the river Where deep water flow. "John Lewisie, John Lewisie, Will you tell me your mind?" "Mind mind is to drown you And leave you behind." "Take pity on my infant And spare me my life; I'll go and confess That I'm not your wife." He kicked her and he choked her And he turned her around, Then he threw her in deep water Where he knew she would drown. (c) Copyright 1963 Stormking Music, Inc. From the singing of Clarance Ashley. Folkways FA 2359. DT #627 Laws F4 BPT
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