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John Flood (Christopher B Mercer) video
#1609: YouTube video by Chris Mercer
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

My name it is John Flood and I am a highwayman,
And I robbed the St John's stagecoach
the last time that she ran;
I offered them the value of
their money or their lives,
And to orphan all their children,
to widow all their wives.

And my name it is John Flood,
And I'll pay for all my sins with blood;
Raise a glass all ye, and a prayer for me,
For the sake of poor John Flood.

In the year of eighteen thirty-four
I was a hunted man,
The sheriff sought to take me
for my crimes across the land;
The coach I took at Kent's Pond
was to be the very last,
But they caught me and they tried me
and the sentence it was passed.

And my name it is John Flood,
And I'll pay for all my sins with blood;
Raise a glass all ye, and a prayer for me,
For the sake of poor John Flood.

So, in eighteen thirty-five,
on the twelfth of January,
They brought me to the courthouse
for the whole town to see;
They put me on the gallows
with a rope around my neck,
And the hangman did his duty,
and I danced above the deck.

And my name it is John Flood,
And I'll pay for all my sins with blood;
Raise a glass all ye, and a prayer for me,
For the sake of poor John Flood.

My name it is John Flood and I am a highwayman,
I robbed the St John's stagecoach
the last time that she ran;
The Crown it got my freedom
and the hangman got my life,
And my children now are orphans
and a widow is my wife.

And my name it is John Flood,
And I'll pay for all my sins with blood;
Raise a glass all ye, and a prayer for me,
For the sake of poor John Flood.

Raise a glass all ye, and a prayer for me,
For the sake of poor John Flood.

####.... Christopher B Mercer ©1997 - Performance rights administered by SOCAN and CMRRA. All rights reserved ....####
The video above features Chris Mercer performing his own song with David Gale on drums.


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