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Thread #25938   Message #2145160
Posted By: GUEST,Black Hawk on works PC
10-Sep-07 - 03:16 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Shame and Scandal (Odetta)
Subject: Lyr Add: OH WOE IS ME (from Kingston Trio)
'Oh Woe is Me' recorded by the Kingston Trio
similar to Jim Dixon's version 28 Aug 02 - 04:20 PM


In Trinidad there lived a family
With much confusion as you will see
There was a mama and a papa and a son who was young,
Who wanted to marry and have a wife of his own.
Ah Woe, Ah me, shame and scandal on the family.
Ah Woe, Ah me, shame and scandal on the family.

He found a young girl who suited him nice.
He went to his papa to ask his advice
His papa said son: "I gotta say no.
The girl is your sister, but your mama don't know.
Ah Woe, Ah me, shame and scandal on the family.
Ah Woe, Ah me, shame and scandal on the family.

The years went by the boy looked around,
Soon the best cook on the island he found.
He went to his father to name a day:
His papa looked at him and to him he did say:
"You cannot marry that girl. I gotta say no.
The girl is your sister but your mama don't know."
Ah Woe, Ah me, shame and scandal on the family.
Ah Woe, Ah me, shame and scandal on the family.

Well the years went by he wished he was dead
Seventeen girls and still wasn't wed
When he went to his poppa Poppa always said no
These girls are your sisters but your papa don't know
Ah Woe, Ah me, shame and scandal on the family.
Ah Woe, Ah me, shame and scandal on the family.

So he went to his mama and bowed his head.
He told his mama what his papa had said.
His mama, said Son "Go, man, go.
Your Poppa ain't your poppa but your Poppa don't know."
Ah Woe, Ah me, shame and scandal on the family.
Ah Woe, Ah me, shame and scandal on the family.