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​Weila Waile

This song is by Young Dubliners and appears on the album With All Due Respect - The Irish Sessions (2007).

And there was an old woman and she lived in the woods
A weila weila waila
There was an old woman and she lived in the woods
Down by the River Saile

She had a baby three months old
A weila weila waila
She had a baby three months old
Down by the River Saile

She had a penknife long and sharp
A weila weila waila
She had a penknife long and sharp
Down by the River Saile

She stuck the penknife in the baby's heart
A weila weila waila
She stuck the penknife in the baby's heart
Down by the River Saile

Three loud knocks came knocking on the door
A weila weila waila
Three loud knocks came knocking on the door
Down by the River Saile

Are you the woman who killed the child?
A weila weila waila
Are you the woman who killed her child?
Down by the River Saile

They took her away and they put her into jail
A weila weila waila
They took her away and they put her into jail
Down by the River Saile

I'm the woman who killed the child
Yes I'm the woman who killed her child

The rope was swung and she was hung
A weila weila waila
The rope was swung and she was hung
Down by the River Saile

And that was the end of the woman in the woods
A weila weila waila
I said that was the end of the woman in the woods
Down by the River Saile

Written by:

Luke Kelly, Barney Mac Kenna, Ciaran Bourke, John Sheehan Ronnie Drew