Folk Bloodbath

Album: Change of Time (2010)
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  • Louis Collins took a trip out west
    When he returned, little Delia had gone to rest
    The angels laid her away

    Louis said to Delia
    "That's the sad thing with life,
    There's people always leavin' just as other folks arrive"
    The angels laid her away

    When the people heard Delia was dead
    All of them gentlemen they dressed in red
    The angels laid her away

    Angels laid her away
    Laid her six feet under the clay
    The angels laid her away

    Louis went downtown for a new suit of clothes
    He's gonna dress up for Delia like a fine red rose
    The angels laid him away

    He brought a ten-gallon Stetson
    It was ox blood red
    Stacker Lee shot Louis in the back of the head
    The angels laid him away

    Oh Stacker Lee said to Louis,
    'Oh now don't you grieve. I'm sending you to Delia, you won't ever have to leave.'
    The angels laid him away

    Angels laid him away
    They laid him six feet under the clay
    The angels laid him away

    Well the judge was a mean one
    His name was Hangin' Billy Lyons
    He said "You've always been a bad man, Stack, you gonna hang this time.
    The angels lay you away."

    And the jailer said to Stacker Lee 'What's the problem with you?"
    'Aw jailer, Louis Collins' ghost brought Delia's with him, too."
    The angels laid them away

    Angels laid him away
    They laid him six feet under the clay
    The angels laid him away

    Well they buried little Delia
    In the church yard deep
    With Louis Collins at her head
    Stacker Lee at her feet
    The angels laid them away

    And out of Delia's bed came briars
    Out of Louis's bed a rose
    Out of Stacker Lee's came Stacker Lee's cold lonely little ghost
    Angels laid them away

    And I'm looking over rooftops
    And I'm hoping that it ain't true
    That the same God looks out for them Looks out for me and you
    Angels laid them away
    Angels laid them away
    Angels laid them away Writer/s: JOSHUA RITTER
    Publisher: DUCHAMP, INC
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