"Come in, come in my father dear
And spend this hour with me
For I have a meal
And a very fine meal
I fixed it up for thee, thee
I fixed it up for thee."

"No, I ain't comin' in.
No, I ain't comin' in
To spend this hour with thee
For I have to go down in the mines
I'll return this night to thee, thee
I'll return this night to thee."

Then she got up her arrow and bow
Her arrow and her string
And she went down to the forest deep
And sweetly she did sing, sing
And sweetly she did sing

Up spoke-up spoke a mockingjay
Up from a willow tree
Saying, "You had a father in the mines
Who's gone this day from thee, thee
Who's gone this day from thee."

"Woe be, woe be mockinjay.
Woe be, woe be to thee.
I'll send an arrow through your heart
For to bring such news to me, me
For to bring such news to me."

Up spoke-up spoke that mockingjay,
"Don't waste your time with me.
Go home and mind that pretty little girl
Her father no more to see, see
Her father no more to see."

And she went home to her house that night
That house so cold and mean
And she held her sister close to her side
And never more did sing, sing
And never more did sing


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Daughter's Lament song meanings
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    General Comment*SPOILER*well since this song did come from the hunger games soundtrack this is how im going to relate it:
    "Come in, come in my father dear
    And spend this hour with me
    For I have a meal
    And a very fine meal
    I fixed it up for thee, thee
    I fixed it up for thee."
    katniss and her father always spent time together, and would piknik in the woods and do everything together.
    "No, I ain't comin' in.
    No, I ain't comin' in
    To spend this hour with thee
    For I have to go down in the mines
    I'll return this night to thee, thee
    I'll return this night to thee."
    but then her father had to go to work at the mines and promised her his return.
    "Then she got up her arrow and bow
    Her arrow and her string
    And she went down to the forest deep
    And sweetly she did sing, sing
    And sweetly she did sing"
    so katniss goes to forest and hunts while she sings the song her father taught her and while there she recieves a suprise.
    "Up spoke-up spoke a mockingjay
    Up from a willow tree
    Saying, "You had a father in the mines
    Who's gone this day from thee, thee
    Who's gone this day from thee."
    then a mockingjay 'told' her that there was an explosion in the mines and her father has passed.
    "Woe be, woe be mockinjay.
    Woe be, woe be to thee.
    I'll send an arrow through your heart
    For to bring such news to me, me
    For to bring such news to me."
    Katniss is saddend and furios by the news so plans to kill the bird that told her the news of events
    "Up spoke-up spoke that mockingjay,
    "Don't waste your time with me.
    Go home and mind that pretty little girl
    Her father no more to see, see
    Her father no more to see."
    then the mockingjay tells her to not seek revenge, but to go help her family that will have tough times now that her father is dead.
    "And she went home to her house that night
    That house so cold and mean
    And she held her sister close to her side
    And never more did sing, sing
    And never more did sing "
    Katniss then goes home and comforts her sister as her mother slips into a deep depression, and becomes the strong on in her family.
    This is what i picked up from the song...kinda self-explanatory.
    iwillsayyeson March 24, 2012   Link

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