Oxford Girl

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I learnt the tune from a recording of Phoebe Smith, and the words from Shirley Collins. There are tons of versions of this song from both sides of the Atlantic, read more here: mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/theoxfordtragedy.html


I fell in love with an Oxford Girl
With a dark and roving eye
But I felt too ashamed for to marry her
A-being so young a maid

I went up to her father's house
About twelve o'clock at night
A-asking her if she'd take a walk
Through the fields and meadows gay

I took her by her lilywhite hand
And I kissed her cheek and chin
But I had no thoughts of murdering her
Nor in no evil way

I catched a stick from out the hedge
And I gently knocked her down
And the blood from that poor innocent girl
Went a-trickling to the ground

I catched fast hold of her curly locks
And I dragged her through the fields
Until we came to a deep riverside
And I gently flung her in

Look out she go
Look out she floats
She's a-drowning on the tide
And instead of having a watery grave
She should have been my bride.


from Punk's Delight EP, released February 4, 2016



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