The Ballad of Rose Thompson

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Rose Thompson walked in at a quarter til 3
two gun shots rang out then a terrible scream
I seen her run out of the back of the house
where she left those two lovers to bleed

They found Rose wandering down by the cold creek
her hands they were shaking she barely could speak
When questioned about all the things that she'd seen
only word she could utter was "cheat"

I ain't saying that she done it
but someone done a bad bad thing
For the death of Judge Thompson and his unlucky lover
old Rose she was sentenced to swing

The trial was quick and the sentence was fair
old Rose she hung high right there in the town square
They laid her bones down on the top of the hill
where they say you can meet her ghost still

I ain't saying that she done it
but someone done a bad bad thing
For the death of Judge Thompson and his unlucky lover
old Rose she was sentenced to swing

Come closer the darkness is stealing my breath
my soul it is tired I'm ready for death
God please forgive me for what I have done
I seen what I seen but was I with the gun

I never said that she done it
was I who done a bad bad thing
For the death of Judge Thompson and his unlucky lover
old Rose she was sentenced to swing

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from Have Mercy, released April 16, 2016

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