Sit by your window honey
Wait for me to come back home
Go to the backyard and bury
Your heart like a bone
Leave the spade in the ground
Instead of a cross to mark it
‘cause it’s not for your heart honey
That I’ll be back to dig

I could stay with you hungry honey
Work the land that doesn’t give
Have some children and worry
How it is they’re going to live
Pray the birds do not steal
The berries we’re waiting on
It’s no life for a child honey
Might be when I’m gone

We’re a pair of fools
To be born into this world
We’re a pair of fools
We’re a pair of fools
My father died a worker
My mother just a girl

When I came to the city honey
Found a world so full of sin
Men with broken noses talking
To girls with showing skin
Walk these streets without you
Looking for a face I can blame
But the eyes that I saw honey
Were looking for the same

I won’t make the journey back honey
I’ve got a new lover now
She’s got under my skin burning
Whatever I can do without
She don’t talk she whispers
Keeps my heart out of my hand
She tells me you married honey
Married into some land

we’re a pair of fools
we’re a pair of fools
to be born into this world
we’re a pair of fools
we’re a pair of fools
I am just a worker
and you were just a girl

Sit by your window honey
Wait for me to come back home
Go to the backyard and bury
Your heart like a bone
Leave the spade in the ground
Instead of a cross to mark it
‘cause it’s not for your heart honey
That I’ll be back to dig


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