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In the city where I did dwell Lived a butcher boy I loved so well He courted me, stole my heart away But now with me, he will not stay

There is an alehouse in this town I followed him there and he sat down. Another girl sat on his knee, He told her things he won’t tell me.

And now I know the reason why, She is more beautiful than I. But pretty looks, they fade so fast And she’ll become like me at last

There is a bird in yonder tree, Some say it’s blind and cannot see, I wish that I had been the same, Before I fell for love’s foolish game.

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain I wish I was a maid again But a maid again I’ll never be Until cherries grow on an apple tree

And on this cold September morn, I wish my baby it was born And smiling on its daddy’s knee While the long green grass grows over me

I went upstairs to go to bed And not a word to my mother said My worried mother came upstairs too “Oh Daughter Dear, what troubles you?”

Oh Mother Dear, how can you know The pain and grief inside me grow Oh, what a wretched fool I am To lose my heart to a blue-eyed man.

At every word I dropped a tear As I recalled my love so dear. Oh, what a foolish girl was I To be led astray by a butcher boy.

My father came home late that night, And found the house without a light. He went upstairs, the door he broke He found me hanging from a rope.

“Oh God! Oh God! What have you done? Gave up your life for a butcher’s son.” He took his knife to cut me down And on my breast, this note he found:

Oh, dig my grave and dig it deep Place white lillies at my feet And at my head, a snow-white dove To show the world I died for love.

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this is a poem i found on scary for kids: http://www.scaryforkids.com/i-died-for-love/ - darkangelpuppet

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