The Butcher Boy

She went upstairs to make her bed
And not a word to her mother she said
Her mother she went up there too
Dear daughter dear daughter what’s wrong with you

Oh mother oh mother I can not tell
That butcher boy that I love so well
There’s another girl in another town
He goes out there and he sits right down

That night her father came home from work
Sayin’ mother dear mother where is my girl
He went upstairs to give her hope
And he found her hanging from a rope

Then he took his knife and he cut her down
And in her bosom these words he found
Go did my grave both wide and deep
With marble stones at my head and feet

In the middle of my grave put a snow white dove
To show this world that I died for love