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Killyburn Brae

This song is by Tommy Makem.

Is it true that the women are worse than the men?
Right fol, right fol, tiddy fol day
Is it true that the women are worse than the men?
They go down to hell and get kicked out again
With me right fol dol, tiddy fol dol
Right fol, right fol, tiddy fol day

There was an old man lived in Killyburn Brae
There was an old man lived in Killyburn Brae
And he had a wife, was the plague of his days

The devil he came to the man with the plow
The devil he came to the man with the plow
Said one of your family I will have now

Says he, "Me old man, I have come for you wife"
Says he, "Me old man, I have come for you wife
For I hear she's the plague and torment of your life"

The devil he hoisted her up on his back
The devil he hoisted her up on his back
And straight down to hell with her he did pack

There were two little devils a-playing with chains
There were two little devils a-playing with chains
She lifted her stick and she scattered their brains

There were two other devils a-playing at ball
There were two other devils a-playing at ball
Said "Take her away or she'll murder us all"

The devil he hoisted her up on his back
The devil he hoisted her up on his back
And to the old man, with her he did pack

Said he "Me old man, here's your wife safe and well"
Said he "Me old man, here's your wife safe and well
She wouldn't be kept, not even in hell"

So, it's true that the women are worse than the men
It's true that the women are worse than the men
They go down to hell and get kicked out again

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