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Meg Braun: MUSIC

Holland Town

(Meg Braun)
April 26, 2015
Meg Braun, Mya Byrne

Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground

Holland Town, Holland Town

 

There's a cross that stands at the edge of Holland Town

Every Sunday at three, that's where Alice Watson can be found

On her knees she is praying to the Lord up above

To keep safe the soul of her one and only love

 

She was promised to Daniel Watson on the day she turned 16

A ransom for her family farm and Daniel's two best steeds

But her heart belonged to Peter Boyd and his eyes of cobalt blue

He swore that he would come for her, that she was his love true

 

Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground

Holland Town, Holland Town

 

Peter had no fortune to make his love his bride

Daniel owned the town and half the countryside

So Peter made a plan to take Alice for his own

They would meet under the harvest moon, be long gone before dawn

 

Daniel Watson, he had ears and eyes all over Holland Town

On his belt he wore a .45 and was a shot of some renown

He waited by her window should she try to run

Spied Peter in the moonlight, took his aim, one bullet from his gun

 

Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground

Holland Town, Holland Town

 

Alice married Daniel on a cold December Saturday

Her veil covered her tear stained cheeks while Daniel had his way

Little could he know she was making her own plan

If she could not be Peter's bride, she'd be the wife of no man

 

She took her chance one April night while Daniel lay asleep

Under her pillow hid her knife, she cut his throat deep

Buried him in the garden, next to his hunting shed

Told the neighbors he left town, no other words were ever said

 

Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground

Holland Town, Holland Town

 

There's a cross that stands at the edge of Holland Town

Every Sunday at three, Alice makes her way down

On her knees she is praying to her Savior up above

To take her to her Peter, her one and only love