Scarlet Ribbons
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Performed By:  Harry Belafonte (1956)
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I peeked in to say good night,
And I heard my child in prayer.
"And for me, some scarlet ribbons,
Scarlet ribbons for my hair."

All our town was closed and shuttered,
All the streets were dark and bare;
In our town, no scarlet ribbons,
Scarlet ribbons for her hair.

(Bridge 1:)
Through the night my heart was aching;
Just before the dawn was breaking,

I peeked in, and on her pillow,
In gay profusion lying there,
I saw ribbons, scarlet ribbons,
Scarlet ribbons for her hair.

(Bridge 2:)
If I live to be a hundred
I will never know from where

Came those ribbons, scarlet ribbons,
Scarlet ribbons for her hair.
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