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  1. The Twa Sisters
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There were two sisters, blonde and red
To you I'd never lie, baby
There were two sisters, blonde and red
And the blonde one envied the other one's head
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover be true, to me

Two sisters down at The Anchor and Crowne
To you I'd never lie, baby
Two sisters down at The Anchor and Crowne
And the local boy, Trey Faroe, sat down
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


Well the red one flirted and the blonde was shy
To you I'd never lie, baby
The red one flirted and the blonde was shy
Though they both wanted Faroe 'tween their thighs
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


He had a farm hand's shoulder's and a boyish smile
To you I'd never lie, baby
Farm hand's shoulders, boyish smile
But a shy girl needs an older man's style
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


Two sisters stepped outside for a smoke
To you I'd never lie, baby
Two sisters stepped outside for a smoke
Where the red one said, 'I'm gonna let him have a poke'
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


Civilized friends have a smoke with their beer
To you I'd never lie, baby
Civilized friends have a smoke with their beer
'Til the blonde one pushed her sister off the pier
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


'Blonde sister, sister, I can't swim'
To you I'd never lie, baby!
'Blonde sister, sister, I can't swim
If you love me, let me live and then I'll let you have him!'
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


'Dear red haired sister, Adaline
To you I'd never lie, baby
Dear red haired sister, Adaline
May you sleep in the water and breathe in the brine'
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


Sometimes she swam and sometimes she sank
To you I'd never lie, baby
Sometimes she swam and sometimes she sank
'til her blue body snagged a branch by a bank
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


Brendan James had a domineering mother
To you I'd never lie, baby
Brendan James had a domineering mother
And a father with a habit and a missing brother
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


Brendan James found the body in the spring
To you I'd never lie, baby
Brendan James found the body in the spring
With mild discolouring and some bloating
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


He carved out her eyes with a Swiss pen knife
To you I'd never lie, baby
He carved out her eyes with a Swiss pen knife
To remove all of the evidence of her last sight
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


He made a cup with her skull and a lamp with her skin
To you I'd never lie, baby
He made a cup with skull and a lamp with her skin
And he read her Milton's Song, On May Morning
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


Then he painted her teeth and he counted them each
To you I'd never lie, baby
He painted her teeth and he counted them each
Then his love requited in her once pink peach
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


With her torso skinned he built a guitar
To you I'd never lie, baby
With her torso skinned he built a guitar
And with bright red strings he sang, 'dear, heart
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me'


Then wilder the wildest thing that I have ever heard
To you I'd never lie, baby
Wilder than the wildest thing that I have ever heard
The guitar wrote its own music and word!
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


It strummed out a chord and it sang in C
To you I'd never lie, baby
It strummed out a chord and it sang in C
'My blonde haired bitch sister drowned me!'
O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me


O, I'll be true to my love
My lover, be true to me
My lover, be true to me