Come away;
teach me, sweetheart.
Come on past,
brave young batchelors.
I'm alone;
teach me, sweetheart.

My mother in law was standing by the stove
hissing like a snake, hissing like a snake,
hissing like a snake.
She gave orders to spill my blood;
she gave orders
to spill my blood, I thought.

I thought, I thought, and I thought some more.

Come away;
teach me sweetheart.
Come on past,
brave young bachelors.
I'm alone;
teach me, sweetheart.

My father in law was lying on his bed
growling like a dog, growling like a dog,
growling like a dog.
He gave orders to spill my blood; he gave orders
to spill my blood, I thought.

I thought, I thought, and I thought some more.

Come away;
teach me sweetheart.
Come on past,
brave young bachelors.
I'm alone;
teach me, sweetheart.

My sister in law was sitting on her stoop
crawing like a crow, crawing like a crow,
crawing like a crow.
She gave orders to spill my blood;
she gave orders
to spill my blood, I thought.

I thought, I thought, and I thought some more.

Come away;
teach me sweetheart.
Come on past,
brave young bachelors.
I'm alone;
teach me, sweetheart.

My brother in law was leaning on the love-seat
tapping with his tail, tapping with his tail,
purring like a cat.
He gave orders to spill my blood;
he gave orders
to spill my blood, I thought.
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Teach Me Sweetheart Lyrics

The Fiery Furnaces – Teach Me Sweetheart Lyrics