"Down In The Willow Garden" as written by and Charlie Monroe....
Down in the Willow garden
Where me and my love did meet
As we sat a-courtin'
My love fell off to sleep
I had a bottle of Burgundy wine
My love she did not know
So I poisoned that dear little girl
On the banks below

I drew a saber through her
It was a bloody knife
I threw her in the river
Which was a dreadful sign
My father often told me
That money would set me free
If I would murder that dear little girl
Whose name was Rose Connolly

My father sits at his cabin door
Wiping his tear-dimmed eyes
For his only son soon shall walk
To yonder scaffold high
My race is run, beneath the sun
The scaffold now waits for me
For I did murder that dear little girl
Whose name was Rose Connolly


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"Down In The Willow Garden" as written by Charlie Monroe

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    General CommentThe father made him murder Rose Connelly... or rather, the father was an ostentatious ass who played games with his son, telling him if he killed his love, he would inherit her money, or something similair, although the father probably didn't mean it. The son was probably mentally unstable, and took this as a sign from his father telling him to kill his love.
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