The Dark Bride

Song Lyric Sunday: June Brides

 

Some of us fall in love

and some of us just fall.

In both cases tears, passionate whispers, desperate promises made to God or even the Devil are involved.

In today’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt, I’ve decided to focus on the dark June Brides- they are not be as celebrated as the  traditional Brides, they don’t register for gifts, they don’t get parties or gifts of fancy underwear and honeymoons to tropical Islands.

But none the less they are Brides too and this song and the artwork I’ve chosen reflect that.

Gertrude Abercrombie

A Gillian Welch song sung by Michelle Foster

Lyrics:

The Devil Had A Hold Of Me

Now I was just a girl of two

Now I was just a girl of two

With a golden heart and a button shoe

The devil had a hold of me

The devil had a hold of me

I turned my head and I could see

The devil had a hold of me

There was something wrong with the butcher’s boy

Was something wrong with the butcher’s boy

He trembled in his hand and voice

The devil had a hold of me

The devil had a hold of me

The others knew to let him be

But the devil had a hold of me

Now the tailpipe spit and the engine roared

The tailpipe spit and the engine roared

I’s waving out the Plymouth door

And the devil had a hold of me

The devil had a hold of me

The old folks saw the last they’d see

The devil had a hold of me

I dreamed last night that my time was done

I dreamed last night that my time was done

And my soul flew up to the holy son

But the devil had a hold of me

The devil had a hold of me

I snapped back down when he pulled my lead

The devil had a hold of me

There’re those who’ll laugh and not believe

There’re those who’ll laugh and not believe

Until you feel that touch upon your sleeve

The devil had a hold of me

The devil had a hold of me

I turned my head and I could see

The devil had a hold of me

I turned my head and I could see

The devil had a hold of me

Gertrude Abercrombie

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