Cockeyed Girl on the Hill

Cat. #1383 (MFH #938) - As sung by Reba Dearmore, Gaithersberg, Maryland on December 31, 1971

VERSE 1
Now, she's done gone an away
Kicked th bucket yesterday
That cockeyed gal that lived upon th hill
O, she took strycnine an' died
An' I hope she's satisfied
Cause she did th whole thing 'gainst my will

CHORUS:
She's my darling, she's my daisy
She's knockneed an' she's crazy
That cockeyed gal that lived upon th hill
O, she took strycnine an' died
And I hope she's satisfied
Cause she did th whole thing against my will

VERSE 2
We suspected her demise
By th color of her eyes
My offer to revive her were in vain
She looked up at me an' sighed
Then turned up her nose an' died
Then raised up an' smiled an' heaved a sigh an' died again

VERSE 3
She said goodbye to me
As she set upon my knee
She said, she'd meet me on that golden shore
I just took her as a joke
Didn't think that she would croak
Cause, she never died so suddenly before

VERSE 4
Now that she has gone to rest
I'll fullfill her last request
An' plant a bunch of onions on her grave
So, that when I'm passing by
I can pucker up an' cry
Cause th dog-gone things just simply make me rave