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BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH (THE CLOCK IN THE TOWER) (Sammy Gallop / Guy Wood) Jimmy Carroll - 1952 Joe Sherman - 1959 Guy Mitchell - 1960 The clock in the tower is now striking one And who can I turn to and where can I run It says in the Good Book an eye for an eye A life I have taken, tomorrow I die Build my gallows high, dig my grave down deep Perhaps when it's over, I'll be able to sleep The clock in the tower is now striking three I hope there is someone who's praying for me I sit in the jailhouse, afraid of the dark A rope will be waiting, a life will be gone Build my gallows high, dig my grave down deep There'll be no one to miss me, there'll be no one to weep The clock in the tower is now striking five In just a few moments the guards will arrive This sad world I'm leaving, and when I depart The clock in the tower will stop with my heart Build my gallows high, dig my grave down deep Perhaps when it's over, I'll be able to sleep I'll be able to sleep (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - April 2006)

    


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