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  1. Jericho River

From the album Rogues & Blushing Virgins

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Lyrics

I heard a story you might know
Steeped in a libertine kind of glow
Something about a preacher man
Carving a serpentine command

Over the Jericho River, the ditch
And the Gallows Hills
Over the Jericho River, the ditch
And the Gallows Hills


Something about the preacher man
Sweeping his sanctimonious hand
Over the grief stricken eyes of the fold
Over the grasping ill-fated souls

Over the Jericho River, the ditch
And the Gallows Hills
Over the Jericho River, the ditch
And the Gallows Hills

Cunning and sly was he, they say
Charmed all the virgins under his sway
How he loved the way the men
Condescended to his command

Over the Jericho River, the ditch
And the Gallows Hills
Over the Jericho River, the ditch
And the Gallows Hills

All of those deadly, deadly sins
Spilling without and brimming within
And how we paled at the sound of his name
For all his misery and scandal and shame

Over the Jericho River, the ditch
And the Gallows Hills
Over the Jericho River, the ditch
And the Gallows Hills


Oh what iniquity coursed through his veins
Ruined the sacred and the profane
Nothing endures in the Gallows now
Nothing will thrive in the bitter ground


Over the Jericho River, the ditch
And the Gallows Hills
Over the Jericho River, the ditch
And the Gallows Hills