Weile Waila lyrics and chords

The chords to Weile Waila are presented in the key of C. The lyrics tell the story of a woman who murdered her child.

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C 
There was an old woman and she lived in the woods
 
Weile weile  
F 
wa
C 
ila
 
There  
G 
was an old woman and she lived in the woods
 
Down by the River  
G7 
Sa
C 
lia

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She had a baby three months old, weile weile waila
She had a baby three months old, down by the River Salia

She had a penknife long and sharp, weile weile waila
She had a penknife long and sharp, down by the River Salia

She stuck the penknife in the baby’s heart, weile weile waila
She stuck the penknife in the baby’s heart, down by the River Salia

Three loud knocks came a-knocking on the door, weile weile waila
Three loud knocks came a-knocking on the door, down by the River Salia

Two policemen and a man, weile weile waila
Two policemen and a man, down by the River Salia

“Are you the woman that killed the child?” weile weile waila
“Are you the woman that killed the child?” down by the River Salia

They tied her hands behind her back, weile weile waila
They tied her hands behind her back, down by the River Salia

The rope was pulled and she got hung, weile weile waila
The rope was pulled and she got hung,, down by the River Salia

And that was the end of the woman in the woods, weile weile waila
And that was the end of the baby too, down by the River Salia

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[C]There was an old woman and she lived in the woods, weile weile [F]wa[C]ila
There [G]was an old woman and she lived in the woods, down by the River [G7]Sa[C]lia

She had a baby three months old, weile weile waila
She had a baby three months old, down by the River Salia

She had a penknife long and sharp, weile weile waila
She had a penknife long and sharp, down by the River Salia

She stuck the penknife in the baby’s heart, weile weile waila
She stuck the penknife in the baby’s heart, down by the River Salia

Three loud knocks came a-knocking on the door, weile weile waila
Three loud knocks came a-knocking on the door, down by the River Salia

Two policemen and a man, weile weile waila
Two policemen and a man, down by the River Salia

“Are you the woman that killed the child?” weile weile waila
“Are you the woman that killed the child?” down by the River Salia

They tied her hands behind her back, weile weile waila
They tied her hands behind her back, down by the River Salia

The rope was pulled and she got hung, weile weile waila
The rope was pulled and she got hung,, down by the River Salia

And that was the end of the woman in the woods, weile weile waila
And that was the end of the baby too, down by the River Salia

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