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Tom Waits - Orphans Two Sisters

  • ISRC:USEP40620143
  • Volume:3 of 3
  • Recorded:2006
  •  ©2006 Anti, Inc.

Lyrics

There was an old woman
lived by the seashore
bow and balance me
there was an old woman
lived by the seashore
a number of daughters
one two three four
I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

there was a young man
come there to see them
bow and balance me
there was a young man
come there to see them
and the oldest one got stuck on him
I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

he bought the youngest a beaver hat
bow and balance me
he bought the youngest a beaver hat
and the oldest one got mad at that
and I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

oh sister oh sister
let's walk the seashore
bow and balance me
oh sister oh sister
let's walk the seashore
and see the ships as they're sailing on
I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

while these two sisters
were walking the shore
bow and balance me
while these two sisters
were walking the shore
the oldest pushed the youngest o'er
I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

oh sister oh sister
please lend me your hand
bow and balance me
oh sister oh sister
please lend me your hand
and you will have Willy and all of his land
then I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

I'll never I'll never
will lend you my hand
bow and balance me
I'll never I'll never
will lend you my hand
but I'll have Willy and all of his land
I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

some time she swam
some time she swam
bow and balance me
some time she sank
some time she swam
untill she came to the old mill dam
I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

the miller he got his fishing hook
bow and balance me
the miller he got his fishing hook
and fished that maiden out of the brook
I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

oh miller oh miller
here's five gold rings
bow and balance me
oh miller oh miller
here's five gold rings
to push the maiden in again
I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

the miller received
those five gold rings
bow and balance me
the miller received
those five gold rings
and pushed that maiden in again
I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me

The miller was hung in the old mill gate
bow and balance me
the miller was hung in the old mill gate
for drowning little sister Kate
I'll be true to my love
if my love will be true to me