Two Jealous Brothers

Cat. #1013 (MFH #661) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on October 7, 1969

She rode over th hills an' mountains
An' many of a place that were unkown
She rode till she came to th lonesome valley
An' there she found him dead alone

Late that evenin' as she were returning
Her Brothers inquiring, where have you been
O, hold your tongue you deceitful Brother
Together both of you may hang

Her brothers wanted to know if their sister's lover wanted to go hunting, with them. They took him out an' killed him. When th brothers found out what were going to happen to them, they jumped in th sea and drowned.