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The Ballad of Lizzie Heard
(lyrics by Jimmy Nace)

Ain’t nobody gonna tell the truth, they think it’s just God’s will
but Lizzy Heard got killed last night in a house up in the hills.
No one’s talkin’ but little Alti got the blame
They took her down to the court house just today
along with an old case knife where she waits for her trial.

Chorus:
   And ever since this world’s been turnin’
   There’s been trouble on the Hill
   You think by now we’d be learnin’
   To tear down the walls we build.
   But it’s gonna take a cold day in Hell.

Now Georgey Boy he run away and he ain’t comin’ back
Ya see Lizzy loved him anyway she was married to his oldest brother Jack.
Alti knew she was doing wrong she could not stand to see it go on.
She took to drinkin’ early that day she knew trouble was on its way.

Chorus:
   And ever since this world’s been turnin’
   There’s been trouble on the Hill
   You’d think by now we’d be learnin’
   To tear down the walls we build.
    But it’s gonna take a cold day in Hell.

Now the jury deliberates and Alti waits in fear
They laid poor Lizzy in her grave she did not shed a tear.
And all the people they did not agree
 they just were not convinced
when that judge said not guilty on the grounds of self defence.
 
 

 

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