"Hangman" as written by and Peter/stookey Yarrow....
Slack your rope, hangman, slack it for awhile,
I think I see my father coming riding many a mile,
father, have you brought me hope, or have you paid my fee,
or have you come to see me hanging from the gallow's tree.

I have not brought you hope, I have not paid your fee,
yes, I have come to see you hanging from the gallow's tree.

Slack your rope, hangman, slack it for awhile,
I think I see my mother coming riding many a mile,
mother, have you brought me hope, or have you paid my fee
or have you come to see me hanging from the gallow's tree.

I have not brought you hope, I have not paid your fee,
yes, I have come to see you hanging from the gallow's tree.

Slack your rope, hangman, slack it for awhile,
I think I see my brother coming riding many a mile,
brother, have you brought me hope, or have you paid my fee,
or have you come to see me hanging from the gallow's tree.

I have not brought you hope, I have not paid your fee,
yes, I have come to see you hanging from the gallow's tree.

Slack your rope, hangman, slack it for awhile,
I think I see my true love coming riding many a mile,
true love, have you brought me hope, or have you paid my fee,
or have you come to see me hanging from the gallow's tree.

Yes, I have brought you hope, yes, I have paid your fee,
for I've not come to see you hanging from the gallow's tree.


Lyrics submitted by pieligero

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