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The Little Grave in Georgia

This song is by Earl Johnson and appears on the compilation People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938 (2007).

I'm always light in my heart and
Not a care in this world have I
I know that I'm loved by a deity
I could not forget if I tried

Now she sleeps in a little town of Marietta
Where the little birds sing in the trees
Her little grave's all covered in ivy
While her loved ones are waiting for me

There's a little grave down in Georgia
Where one is ___ away
Where little Mary lies sleeping
Where her soul just left today

Now she sleeps in a little town of Marietta
Where the little birds sing in the trees
Her little grave's all covered in ivy
While her loved ones are waiting for me

Little Mary was just Fourteen
She's as pretty as a queen
Her hair was dark and curly
Not a sweeter child ever was seen

Now she sleeps in a little town of Marietta
Where the little birds sing in the trees
Her little grave's all covered in ivy
While her loved ones are waiting for me

That the day she left her mother
That day I'll never forget
That day she left for car line
Will imagine I'll see her yet

Now she sleeps in a little town of Marietta
Where the little birds sing in the trees
Her little grave's all covered in ivy
While her loved ones are waiting for me

Little Mary is now in heaven
She's there with the Lord I'm sure
We all praise God to meet her
Where there'll be no murder no more

Now she sleeps in a little town of Marietta
Where the little birds sing in the trees
Her little grave's all covered in ivy
While her loved ones are waiting for me

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