The Rake's Song

Album: The Hazards of Love (2009)
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  • I had entered into a marriage
    In the summer of my twenty-first year
    And the bells rang for our wedding
    Only now do I remember it clear
    Alright, alright, alright

    No more a rake and no more a bachelor
    I was wedded and it whetted my thirst
    Until her womb start spilling out babies
    Only then did I reckon my curse
    Alright, alright, alright
    Alright, alright, alright

    First came Isaiah with his crinkled little fingers
    Then came Charlotte and that wretched girl Dawn
    Ugly Myfanwy died on delivery
    Mercifully taking her mother along
    Alright, alright, alright

    What can one do when one is widower
    Shamefully saddled with three little pests
    All that I wanted was the freedom of a new life
    So my burden I began to divest
    Alright, alright, alright
    Alright, alright, alright

    Charlotte I buried after feeding her foxglove
    Dawn was easy, she was drowned in the bath
    Isaiah fought but was easily bested
    Burned his body for incurring my wrath
    Alright, alright, alright

    And that's how I came your humble narrator
    To be living so easy and free
    Expect you think that I should be haunted
    But it never really bothers me
    Alright, alright, alright
    Alright, alright, alright Writer/s: COLIN MELOY
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Amber from Birmingham, AlThis is easily my favorite song out of the entire cd.
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