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Lyrics - Katie Allen
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give me a river coverOut along the Chester when the evening starts to fall
And the silent stars are filling up the sky above us all
Soft across the water you might see the lantern's glow
Mr. Allen's come to bring his daughter home.
Oh, he's looking for her body,
Can't you hear her father mourn
As he drags the murky water
To bring Katie Allen home

Katie Allen was a pretty girl, eyes the deepest brown
Father was the richest man in all of Chestertown
She was his pride and joy, the apple of his eye
He swore no man would have her as a bride.
Katie Allen loved a sailor by the name of Jamie Dorr
He carried freight from Chestertown across to Baltimore
the oyster wifeJamie Dorr he made her promise that she's be his loving bride
They'd sail at the turning of the tide

   Now they're looking for her body,
   Can't you hear her father mourn
   As he drags the murky water
   To bring Katie Allen home.


Kevin Thacker was a crewman, worked for Jamie Dorr
Loved that pretty Katie like he'd never loved before
He knew he couldn't have her, but he swore by all that's good:
If he couldn't, no man ever would.
Kevin Thacker went to Katie's pa and told him what they'd done.
Mr. Allen swore he'd blow the man right straight to kingdom come
He lay in wait for Jamie on the dock down by the shore
Put a bullet in the heart of Jamie Dorr

Oooooooh, oooh, oooh, ooooooooooh

Katie Allen was a watching from her window up above
Saw her father gunning down the only man she loved.
She jumped straight in the water as her lover sank from sight
People say they drowned together there that night.
Mr. Allen he went crazy when he saw what he had done
He'd killed his only daughter and the only thing he'd loved
Now he's looking for her body nearly every moonlit night
Tonight you just might see his lantern light

   Oh, he's looking for her body,
   Can't you hear her father mourn
   As he drags the murky water
   To bring Katie Allen home


   Oh, he's looking for her body,
   Can't you hear her father mourn
   As he drags the murky water
   To bring Katie Allen home

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