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Black betty (traditional version)


by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. Buy album CD: No More Shall We Part


Oh, Lawd, Black Betty,
Bam-ba-lamb,
Oh, Lawd, Black Betty,
Bamhalamb,
Black Betty had a baby,
Bambalamb,
Black Betty had a baby,
Bambalamb.


Oh, Lawd, Black Betty,
Bam-ba-lamb,
Oh, Lawd, Black Betty,
Bam-ba-lamb,
It de cap'n's baby,
Bam-ba-lamb,
It de cap'n's baby,
Bam-ba-lamb.
Oh, Lawd, Black Betty,
Bambalamb,
Oh, Lawd, Black Betty,
Bambalamb,
But she didn' feed de baby,
Bambalamb,
But she didn' feed de baby,
Bambalamb.


Oh, Lawd, Black Betty,
Bamhalamb,
Oh, Lawd, Black Betty,
Bambalamb,
Black Betty, where'd you come from?
Bambalamb,
Black Betty, where'd you come from?
Bambalamb.


From American Ballads and Folk Songs, Lomax
Note: Black Betty was the whip used in some southern prisons.



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  1. (i'll love you) till the end of the world
  2. 500 miles
  3. A Box For Black Paul
  4. A dead song
  5. Abattoir Blues
  6. Ain't Gonna Rain Anymore
  7. All the pretty little horses
  8. All Tomorrow's Parties
  9. Are You The One That I've Been Waiting For?
  10. Avalanche
  11. Babe, I Got You Bad
  12. Babe, I'm On Fire
  13. Babe, You Turn Me On
  14. Banks of the roses
  15. Big-jesus-trash-can
  16. Black Betty
  17. Black betty (nick cave version)
  18. Black betty (traditional version)
  19. Black Crow King
  20. Black Hair
  21. Blast off
  22. Blind Lemon Jefferson
  23. Blue Bird
  24. Blundertown
  25. Breathless
  26. Bring It On
  27. Brompton Oratory
  28. Brother, My Cup Is Empty
  29. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
  30. Cabin Fever!
  31. Cannibal's Hymn
  32. Capers
  33. Carry Me
  34. Cassiel's song
  35. Christina The Astonishing
  36. Cindy
  37. Come Into My Sleep
  38. Crow Jane
  39. Cry
  40. Dead joe
  41. Dead Man In My Bed
  42. Deanna
  43. Death Is Not The End
  44. Deep in the woods
  45. Do You Love Me?
  46. Do You Love Me? (Part 2)
  47. Down in a willow garden
  48. Dull day
  49. Dumb europe
  50. Easy Money
  51. Fable Of The Brown Ape
  52. Far From Me
  53. Faraway, so close!
  54. Fears of gun
  55. Figure of fun
  56. Foi Na Cruz
  57. From Her To Eternity
  58. Get Ready For Love
  59. Girl at the bottom of my glass
  60. Green Eyes
  61. Hamlet
  62. Hamlet (pow, pow, pow)
  63. Happy birthday
  64. Hard On For Love
  65. He Wants You
  66. Helpless
  67. Henry Lee
  68. Henry Lee (Nick Cave Version)
  69. Hey Joe
  70. Hiding All Away
  71. Ho-ho
  72. How long, how long blues
  73. I do dear, i do.
  74. I Do Love Her So
  75. I Do Love Her So (Lime Tree Arbour)
  76. I Feel So Good
  77. I Had A Dream, Joe
  78. I Just Dropped In
  79. I just dropped in (to see what condition my condition was in)
  80. I Let Love In
  81. I put a spell on you
  82. I rowed a little boat
  83. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
  84. Idiot Prayer
  85. In The Ghetto
  86. Into My Arms
  87. Jack The Ripper
  88. Jack's Shadow
  89. Jangling Jack
  90. Jennifer's veil
  91. Jesus Met The Woman At The Well
  92. John Finn's Wife
  93. Junkyard
  94. Just you and me
  95. Katy Cruel
  96. Katy cruel (traditional version)
  97. Kewpie doll
  98. King ink
  99. King kong kitchee kitchee ki-mi-o
  100. Kiss me black
  101. Knockin' On Joe
  102. Knoxville girl
  103. Lament
  104. Lay Me Low
  105. Let The Bells Ring
  106. Little Empty Boat
  107. Little janey's gone
  108. Long Black Veil
  109. Long Time Man
  110. Long time man (nick cave version)
  111. Love henry
  112. Lovely Creature
  113. Lucy
  114. Mack the knife
  115. Mama's boy
  116. Mercy
  117. Messiah Ward
  118. Mister frog went a-courting
  119. Mojo
  120. Mr. clarinet
  121. Muddy Water
  122. Mutiny in heaven
  123. Nature Boy
  124. New Morning
  125. Nick the stripper
  126. Nobody's Baby Now
  127. O Children
  128. O'malley's Bar
  129. Oh, happy day
  130. Opium tea
  131. Oxford Tragedy
  132. Oxford tragedy (traditional version )
  133. Papa Won't Leave You, Henry
  134. Patripassian
  135. Peace in the valley
  136. People Ain't No Good
  137. Pleasure is the boss
  138. Rainy Night In Soho
  139. Red Right Hand
  140. Release the bats
  141. Riddle House
  142. Riddle house (howard)
  143. Right Now I'm A-Roaming
  144. Right Out Of Your Hand
  145. Rock Of Gibraltar
  146. Running Scared
  147. Rye whiskey
  148. Rye whiskey (tranditonal version)
  149. Sad dark eyes
  150. Sad Waters
  151. Sail away
  152. Saint Huck
  153. Say Goodbye To The Little Girl Tree
  154. Scum
  155. Several sins
  156. She Fell Away
  157. She Passed By My Window
  158. She's hit
  159. She's Leaving You
  160. Shivers
  161. Shivers (howard)
  162. Six inch gold blade
  163. Sleeping Analeah
  164. Slowly Goes The Night
  165. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
  166. Song Of Joy
  167. Sonny's burning
  168. Sorrow's Child
  169. Spell
  170. Stagalee
  171. Still In Love
  172. Stow-a-way
  173. Straight To You
  174. Stranger Than Kindness
  175. Sugar Sugar Sugar
  176. Sunday's Slave
  177. Supernaturally
  178. Swampland
  179. That's what jazz is to me
  180. The ballad of robert moore and betty coltrane
  181. The big hurt
  182. The Carnival Is Over
  183. The Carny
  184. The Curse Of Millhaven
  185. The dim locator
  186. The friend catcher
  187. The Good Son
  188. The good son (nick cave version)
  189. The Hammer Song
  190. The Hammer Song (In Album Kicking Against The Pricks)
  191. The Kindness Of Strangers
  192. The Loom Of The Land
  193. The Lyre Of Orpheus
  194. The Mercy Seat
  195. The Moon Is In The Gutter
  196. The Ship Song
  197. The Singer
  198. The Six Strings That Drew Blood
  199. The sweetest embrace
  200. The Train Song
  201. The Weeping Song
  202. The willow garden
  203. The Witness Song
  204. There Is A Kingdom
  205. There is a light
  206. There Is A Town
  207. There She Goes, My Beautiful World
  208. Thirsty Dog
  209. Till The End Of The World
  210. Time jesum transeuntum et non riverentum
  211. To be by your side
  212. Train Long-Suffering
  213. Truck love
  214. Tupelo
  215. Tupelo blues
  216. Up Jumped The Devil
  217. Viviane
  218. Vixo
  219. Wade in the water
  220. Wanted Man
  221. Watching Alice
  222. Well Of Misery
  223. West Country Girl
  224. What A Wonderful World
  225. What can i give you?
  226. When I First Came To Town
  227. Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere
  228. Where the action is
  229. Where The Wild Roses Grow
  230. Wild world
  231. Wings Off Flies
  232. Wonderful Life
  233. Yard
  234. Young Hunting
  235. Young hunting (tranditional version)
  236. Your Funeral... My Trial
  237. Zoo music girl
  238. And no more shall we part
  239. As i sat sadly by her side
  240. Darker with the day
  241. Hallejujah
  242. Fifteen feet of pure white snow
  243. Gates to the garden
  244. God is in the house
  245. Hallelujah
  246. Love letter
  247. Oh my lord
  248. Sweetheart come
  249. The sorrowful wife
  250. We came along this road
  251. Bless his ever loving heart
  252. Grief came riding

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