Black eyed man he took the blame for the poisoning of the well They found this shoes by the pulley They found his fingerprints all over the pail
Black eyed man I'm warning you the people around here will not be fooled by a simple line or two
Yes your honour I do solemnly swear that I saw him late last night, dancing barefoot, bathed in light and reaching for every star in sight Yes I did go to him, but completely against my will and yes he did things to me things of which I dream of still
Black eyed man I'm warning you what I say is what you'll do to hell with love and truth
I always meant to say I'm sorry for all the things I said and did 'Sorry,' I feel better now, do you? But you promised me the sky and fell short a star or two What else did you expect me to do?
Black eyed man he took the blame for the poisoning of the well They found his shoes by the pulley They found his fingerprints all over the pail With a noose around his neck, cicadas trilling everywhere, he says to the people gathered round him, 'it ain't the water that's not right around here'
Black eyed man I'm thirsty dear be a love and bring some water here drawn fresh from the well