Go ahead! Yeah!
Don't tell on Larry's wife
Oh, he's hanging in the shadows
Don't tell on Larry's wife
Oh, he's in the gallows
Oh, he's hanging cuz' he stole some bread
Oh, he's hanging all the while
While his child's hungry, almost done
He's hanging with the smile
He's hanging with the smile-he-oh-hey, do it again!

Don't tell on Larry's wife
Oh his little child is crying
He's crying cuz' he's all alone
And his father lays there dying
Oh he's dying cuz' he stole some bread
He's dying all the while
Oh, his child's hungry, he's almost dead

But he's dying with a smile
Oh he's dying with a smile
Oh he's dying with a smile
Oh he's dying with a smile
Oh he's dying with a smile
Oh he's dying with a smile
Do it again!

Don't tell on Larry's wife
Oh, his little boy is dying
He's dying cuz' he's all alone
His father ain't done smiling
Oh, he's smiling cuz' he's far from home
And his little boy is dying
Oh, he's smiling and he's dying
And his wife, oh she's crying
And his wife, oh she's crying
And his wife, oh she's crying
His wife is crying
Oh lordy lord, oh lordy lord, his wife is crying!


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