Digital Tradition Mirror

Pretty Babes in the Wood

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Pretty Babes in the Wood

Oh, don't you remember, a long time ago
Those two little babes, their names I don't know
They strayed away one bright summer's day
Those two little babes got lost on their way

  Pretty babes in the wood
  Pretty babes in the wood
  oh, don't you remember
  Those babes in the wood

Now the day being gone and the night coming on
Those two little babies sat under a stone
They sobbed and they sighed and they sat there and cried
Those two little babes they laid down and died

Now the robins so red, how quickly they sped
They put out their wide wings and over them spread
And all the day long on the branches they thronged
They sweetly did whistle and this was their song

DT #542
Laws Q34
recorded by the Copper Family on Folk Legacy

Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

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