5. Swamp Song

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Lyrics

Way down south where the swamp lands grow I was messing where nobody goes Fishing for my dinner in a crawdady bed I fell in gator broke my neck When down from the bottom of the murky depths A girl stood up and stole my breath She said, “Hey mon amie, got to come with me Don’t be alarmed but you’ve got something I need I’m happy to have met you my name is Jess I think its time we left” Tell my family tell my kin, I won’t be coming home again. The grim reaper’s name is Jess, she’s been fair and I feel quite blessed Eyes like fire and skin like ice Sweet water turned her hair white Guiding our way to a secret whole To a place where she’d take my soul From the land of the living to the land of the dead When I heard this no tears where shed The worms conspire, the life I had now has expired. Bathed in fire, to live again is my desire Tell my family tell my kin, I won’t be coming home again. The grim reaper’s name is Jess, she’s been fair and I feel quite blessed Like a candle my flame is out I’m certain of this there is no doubt There’s just one thing that remains to known Will I float like a log or sink like a stone.