"I Never Will Marry" as written by and A.p. Carter....
One day as I rambled down by the seashore
The wind it did whistle and the water did roar
I heard a young girl make a pitiful sound
As she closed her pretty blue eyes
In the water to drown
I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife
I will live single all the day's of my life
The shells in the ocean will be my deathbed
The fish in deep water swim over my head
My love's gone and left me
He's the one I adore
He's gone and I never shall see him anymore
She plunged her dear body in the water so deep
She closed her pretty blue eyes in the water to sleep
I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife
I will live single all the day's of my life
The shells in the ocean will be my deathbed
The fish in deep water swim over my head


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"I Never Will Marry" as written by A.p. Carter

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    General CommentExcellent rendition of a popular Irish lullaby from "Murder, Misery, and then Goodnight": Hersh's solo collection of traditional folk songs and lullabies she had heard as a toddler when Hersh and her family lived in Appalachia at the time. Note: these are pretty dark, maudin tunes that would make "Rockaby Baby" seem tame by comparison...
    ps--Colin Meloy of the Decemberists also did a killer cover of "Never Will Marry" with his old band from Montana, Tarkio. Highly recommended!
    pharmageekon November 30, 2007   Link

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