Omie wise

Oh listen to my story I'll tell you no lies
How John Lewis did murder poor little Omie Wise

He told her to meet him at Adame's Spring
He promised her money and other fine things
So fool like she met him at Adame's Spring
No money he brought her nor other fine things

Go with me little Omie and away we will go
We'll go and get married and no one will know
She climbed up behind him and away they did go
But off to the river where deep waters flow

John Lewis, John Lewis will you tell me your mind
Do you intend to marry me or leave me behind
Little Omie, Little Omie I'll tell you my mind
My mind is to drown you and leave you behind

Have mercy on my baby and spare me my wife
I'll go home as a beggar and never be your wife
He kissed her and hugged her and turned her around
Then pushed her in deep waters where he knew htat she would drown

He got on his pony and away he did ride
As the screams of little Omie went down by his side
Was on a Thursday morning the rain was pouring down
When the people searched for Omie but she couldn't be found

Two boys went a fishin' one fine summer day
And saw little Omie's body go floatin' away
They threw their net around her and drew her to the bank
Her clothes all wet and muddy they laid her on a plank

They sent for John Lewis to come to that place
And brought her out before him so that he might see her face
He made no confession but they carried him to jail
No friends nor relations would go his bail

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