5 - vampire deer - golden ball

March 31, 2017 5:39 PM

5th song - this is a strange ancestor of the well known gallows pole or gallus pole song that has lots of variants - i ran across this one in various versions and this is how it turned out

unless someone can make you whole
you will lose your trembling soul
unless someone can make you whole
you will lose your trembling soul
you gave up your golden ball
and from this life you must fall


unless someone can make you whole
you will lose your trembling soul
unless someone can make you whole
you will lose your trembling soul
your mother has no golden ball
and says she's come to see you fall


unless someone can make you whole
you will lose your trembling soul
unless someone can make you whole
you will lose your trembling soul
your father has no golden ball
and says he's come to see you fall


your boyfriend has the ball in hand
and says he'll take you from this land
your boyfriend has the ball in hand
and says he'll take you from this land
i threw the ball up in the sky
and now, fair child, you must die

not a happy ending - but a lot of the variants do not end well ...

posted by pyramid termite

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