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What happened?
What happened, my son?
What happened in those Dark Woods?
You've come home to me in the dead of the night.
What happened in those Dark Woods?

I wandered;
I wandered those woods.
I wandered from dusk 'til dawn.
My hatchet in hand to gather kindling.
I wandered in those Dark Woods.

I saw her - sweet Gwen McBee;
I saw her in those Dark Woods.
Such a sweet, lovely girl with ribbons and curls.
I saw her in those Dark Woods.

What happened?
What happened my son?
What happened, my dear boy Seth?
You've come home to me smelling of death.
What happened, my dear boy Seth?

I chopped her;
I lopped her head off;
I cropped her in those Dark Woods.
Her sweet love I had; oh Ma, I been bad.
I chopped her head off in those Dark Woods.

It happened;
It happend, Ma.
It happened in those Dark Woods.
Now Jesus won't save my soul from the flames.
Wicked I been in those Dark Woods.

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from THE BANKS OF THE OLD BLACK RIVER, released October 31, 2014

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