Silver Dagger
SILVER DAGGER



Don't sing lovesongs, you'll wake my mother

She's sleeping here, right by my side

And in her right hand, a silver dagger

She says that I can't be your bride



All men are false, says my mother

They tell you wicked, loving lies

The very next evening, they'll court another

Leave you alone to pine and sigh



My daddy is a handsome devil

He's got a chain five miles long

From every link a heart does dangle

Of some fair maid he's loved and wronged



Go court another tender maiden

And hope that she will be your wife

For I've been warned and I've decided

To sleep alone all of my life



@courtship

sung by Joan Baez

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