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It Rained a Mist It rained a mist It rained a mist It rained all over the town When two little boys went out to play And toss their ball around, around And toss their ball around Well first they tossed it up too high And then they tossed it too low And then they tossed it in the lady's yard Where no one was allowed to go, to go Where no one was allowed to go There came a fair miss to the door Dressed in linen so fine Come in, come in my little one You may have your ball again, again You may have your ball again I won't come in, I won't come in Unless my playmate comes, too I've often heard of little boys going in And never coming out again, again And never coming out again Well, first she showed him a rotten apple And then she showed him a chain And then she showed him a diamond ring To entice this little one in, one in To entice this little one in She took him by his lily-white hand And led him across the hall She led him to a dark lonesome room Where no one could hear his call, his call Where no one could hear his call She placed a napkin on his face And pinned it with a pin And then she's taken her carving knife And carved his little heart in, heart in And carved his little heart in Tell Mamma and Daddy I cannot come home I was their only boy For some evil lady has taken my life Their pleasures to destroy, destroy Their pleasures to destroy Alternate title: FATAL FLOWER GARDEN Child #155 Note: The original Jew's Daughter seems to have converted in this American version. RG KR Oct00
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