WHO KILLED BILL BAILEY?
 
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Who killed Bill Bailey? 'We' said the chronics
The little serio-comics, 'We killed Bill Bailey.'
And the girls in our square sobbed and sighed their eyes out daily
When they heard of the death of poor Bill Bailey
When they heard of the death of poor Bill Bailey.

'Who saw him die?' 'I' said Pansy Faces,
'He was strangled with his braces. I saw him die.'
And the Little Yellow Bird on the branch said so gaily
When he heard of the death of poor Bill Bailey
When he heard of the death of poor Bill Bailey.

'Who'll lay him out?' 'I' said Bedelia
Whom the author rhymes with 'steal yer' 'I'll lay him out.'
Mister Dooley did the Cake Walk and danced about so gaily
When he heard of the death of poor Bill Bailey
When he heard of the death of poor Bill Bailey.

'Who'll make the shroud?' 'I will' said Josie
'To keep him warm and cosy, I'll make the shroud.'
Mrs Carter wrote the epitaph for the Daily Maily
When she heard of the death of poor William Bailey
When she heard of the death of poor Bill Bailey.

'Who'll dig the grave?' 'I will' said Sammy
'He's tormented me, and damm I'll dig his grave.'
Then little Dolly Daydreams hanged herself at the Old Bailey
When she heard of the death of poor Bill Bailey
When she heard of the death of poor Bill Bailey.

'Who'll toll the bell?' 'I will, ' said Dolly Gray
'I've got nothing on today, so I'll toll the bell.'
The soldiers of the Queen looked as though they'd chuck it
When they heard as how poor Bill had kicked the bucket
When they heard of the death of poor Bill Bailey.
 
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Written and composed by Harry Castling - 1904
Performed by Sandford & Lyons (George Sandford 1868-1950)
 
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