The Lady of Skin and Bone 1. There was a lady of skin and bone And such a lady was never known It fell upon St Stephen's Day This lady went to church to pray (x2) 2. And when she came unto the stile She tarried there a little while And when she came unto the door She tarried there a little more (x 2) 3. This lady she walked up and down She spied a dead man on the ground And from his nose unto his chin The worms crawled out and the worms crawled in (x 2) 4. The lady to the sexton said, "Will I be like him when I'm dead?" The sexton to the lady said, "Yes, you'll be like him when you're dead ." (x 2) 5. The lady to the sexton said, "AHHHHHHH!!!!" Note: from the singing of Paddy Graber, Vancouver, 1969; in the Opie's colls. JB
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