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Jun 8, 2006

I wrote my first ever murder ballad inspired by an album Andrew and I came up with called Happy Songs of Death.

Songs:

  • "Won't You Come With Me" by Marc Gunn
  • "My Own Hero" by Joni Minstrel from Joni Minstrel Kicks the King

Notes:

  • Writing Murder Ballads
  • Songs that Inspire Emotion
  • IRA Songs

Won't You Come With Me?
words and music by Marc Gunn

I left my ship with storms on my mind,
High wind and tossing seas.
I sought a girl with soft green eyes
To take my mind off me.

Hai diddle-dai-dum
Ba du diddle-dai-dum
Ba du diddle-dai diddle-dai dee
Hai diddle-dai-dum
Ba du diddle-dai-dum
Won't you come with me?

I met a maid by waterside
Gutting the herring clean.
She took my hand, laid down her knife.
Then we walked along the beach.
Singing...

She set herself down on a rock
And bade me sit at her feet.
The sun settled down and the wind did blow
The curlets across her cheek.
We sang...

I took her gently in my arms
Our bodies rolling in the sand.
When I pulled the knife out of her side
Her body stopped lurching at last.