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​Silver Dagger

This song is by Dave Van Ronk and appears on the album Inside Dave Van Ronk (1962).

Oh, Molly dear, go ask your mother
If you may be a bride of mine.
If she says yes, we will be married.
If she says no, we'll run away.

Oh, Willie dear, I dare not ask her.
She's in her chamber takin' a rest,
And at her side, a silver dagger
To kill the one that I love best.

Oh, Molly dear, go ask you father
If you may be a bride of mine.
If he says yes, we will be married.
If he says no we'll run away.

Oh Willie dear, I dare not ask him.
He's in his chamber takin' a rest,
And at his side, a silver dagger
To kill the one that I love best.

Then she took out her silver dagger
Runs it into her lily-white breast,
Saying, "Goodbye, father, and goodbye, mother.
Goodbye to the one that I love best."

And he took out his silver dagger,
Plunged it into his lily-white breast,
Saying, "Goodbye, father, and goodbye, mother.
Goodbye to the one that I love best."

Let's all take out our silver daggers,
Plunge them into our lily-white breasts,
Saying, "Goodbye, father, and goodbye, mother.
Goodbye to the ones that we love best."