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Henry Lee

This song is by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, features PJ Harvey and appears on the album Murder Ballads (1996).

This song is a cover of "Young Hunting" by Traditional.
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Henry Lee
"Get down, get down, little Henry Lee
And stay all night with me
You won't find a girl in this damn world
That will compare with me"
And the wind did howl, and the wind did blow
La, la-la-la-la
La, la-la-la-li
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

"I can't get down and I won't get down
And stay all night with thee,
For the girl I have, in that merry green land
I love fair better than thee"
And the wind did howl, and the wind did blow
La, la-la-la-la
La, la-la-la-li
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

She leaned herself against a fence
Just for a kiss or two
And with a little pen-knife held in her hand
Well, she plugged him through and through —
And the wind did roar, and the wind did moan
La, la-la-la-la
La, la-la-la-li
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

Come take him by his lily-white hands
Come take him by his feet
And throw him in this deep, deep well
That's more than one hundred feet -
And the wind did howl, and the wind did blow
La, la-la-la-la
La, la-la-la-li
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

Lie there, lie there, little Henry Lee
Till the flesh drops from your bones
For the girl you have in that merry green land
Can wait forever for you to come home -
And the wind did howl, and the wind did moan
La, la-la-la-la
La, la-la-la-li
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

La, la-la-la-la
La, la-la-la-li
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

La, la-la-la-la
La, la-la-la-li
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

La, la-la-la-la
La, la-la-la-li
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

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Traditional, adapted by Nick Cave

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