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  1. 10- Caleb Meyer

From the album Murder Murder Murder

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Lyrics

Caleb Meyer, he lived alone
In them hollarin' pines
Made a little whiskey for himself
Said it helped pass the time

Long one evening in back of my house
Caleb come around
Called my name 'til I went out
With no one else around

Caleb Meyer, your ghost is gonna
Wear them rattlin' chains
But when I go to sleep at night
Don't you call my name

Where's your husband, Nellie Kane
Where's your darling gone?
Did he go down off the mountain side
and leave you all alone?
Yes, my husband's gone to Bowling Green
to do some business there
Then he threw that bottle down
and grabbed me by my hair

Caleb Meyer, your ghost is gonna
wear them rattlin' chains
but when I go to sleep at night
Don't you call my name

He threw me on the needle bed
across my breast he lay
then he pinned my hands behind my head
and I commenced to pray

I cried my God, I am your child
send your angels down
Then feelin' with my fingertips
the bottle neck I found

I drew that glass across his neck
as fine as any blade
and I felt the blood pour fast hot and fast
around me where I lay

Caleb Meyer, your ghost is gonna
wear them rattlin' chains
But when I go to sleep at night
Don't you call my name

Caleb Meyer, your ghost is gonna
wear them rattlin' chains
But when I go to sleep at night
Don't you call my name