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Omie Wise 1

(Naomi Wise)

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29 July 1961
cd imgTHE ROAR OF A WAVE (T-966)
cd imgFOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
cd imgLIFE AND LIFE ONLY RADIO & TV 1961-1965
cd imgECHO'S ALBUM

  Saturday of Folk Music, Riverside Church, NYC - 29.jul.1961  

She promised to meet him at Adams's Spring
Expecting some money or some other fine things

No money, no money to flatter the case
We'll have to get married so there'll be no disgrace

So jump you up Omie and away we will ride
To yonder fair country and i'll make you my bride

She jumped up behind him and away they did go
To yonder fair country where the deep waters flow

Now jump you down Omie and i'll tell you my mind
My mind is to drown you and to leave you behind

Oh no, oh no, please don't take my life
Oh i will deny you and i'll not be your wife

But he kicked and he cuffed her, to the worst on the stand
And he threw her in deep water that flows through the land

They found her poor body the following day
Run up on the river and the banks full of clay

And up spoke her mother with a voice such a-sting
No one but John Lewis could have done such a thing

They traced him up the river to Dutch Charlie's bend
Where they found him in jail for killin' a man

Go hang him, go hang him, was the mother's command
Through him in deep water that flows through the land

Go hang him, go hang him, was the judge's command
Through him in deep water that flows through the land.  up
    

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Omie Wise 2


22 Dec 1961
cd imgTHE MINNESOTA TAPES (T-318)
cd imgTHE MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL TAPE & THE GASLIGHT CAFE
cd imgBLIND BOY GRUNT (vinyl bootleg)
cd imgTALKING BEAR MOUNTAIN PICNIC BLUES (vinyl bootleg)
cd img70 DOLLAR ROBBERY (vinyl bootleg)

  The Minnesota Hotel Tape: Home of Bonnie Beecher, Minneapolis MN - 22.dec.1961  

Well, she met him as she promised up at Adams's Spring
Expecting some money or some other fine thing

No money, no money to flatter the case
We'll have to get married so there'll be no disgrace

So jump you up Omie and away we will ride
To yonder fair country where the cool waters glide

She jumped up behind him and away they did ride
To yonder fair country where the deep waters glide

Now jump you down Omie and i'll tell you my mind
My mind is to drown you and to leave you behind

She begged and she pleaded, oh, don't take my life
And i will deny you and i'll not be your wife

He kicked and he cuffed her, to the worst on the stand
And he threw her in deep water that flows through the land

They found her poor body the following day
The preacher and the reverend, lord, they all began to pray

Then up spoke her mother with a voice so sting
Nobody but John Lewis could have done such a thing

They traced him up the waters to Dutch Charlie's bend
Where they found him in jail for killin' a man

Go hang him, go hang him, was the mother's command
And throw him in deep waters that flows through the land.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

29 July 1961 1 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b)
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
LIFE AND LIFE ONLY RADIO & TV 1961-1965
ECHO'S ALBUM (b)
22 Dec 1961 2 THE MINNESOTA TAPES (b)
THE MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL TAPE & THE GASLIGHT CAFE
BLIND BOY GRUNT (vb)
TALKING BEAR MOUNTAIN PICNIC BLUES (vb)
70 DOLLAR ROBBERY (vb)