Amarili’s Secret

The Minstrels of Mayhem
Jerry Barry, Ty Billings ©1993

Johnny loved Amarili,
And his heart was for nobody else.
She gave her love to him freely,
And into his arms she would melt.
He’d say "Amarili, I love you, and I would die for you".

The moments that they spent together,
Were the moments they’d never forget.
And the times when her husband was present,
Johnny’s eyes filled with tears of regret.
Saying, "Amarili, I love you, and I would die for you".

Well a murder most foul was committed,
On a night in which they spent alone.
And Johnny would not be acquitted,
For her honour should stand on its’ own.
He said "Amarili, I love you, and I would die for you".

Johnny an innocent man,
Would not tell the judge where he had been.
For Amarili would surely be fitted,
With a letter as scarlet as sin.
He said "Amarili, I love you, and I would die for you".

Well now Johnny will hang on this morning,
Amarili will cry on this day,
And the hangman he asks without warning,
"Do you have any last words to say?"
He whispers, "Amarili, I love you, and I will die for you".

Now Amarili she walks through the graveyard,
In a veil that’s the deepest of black,
She’d give up all of her riches,
If she could have dear Johnny back.
And she cries, "Johnny, I love you and I would die for you"
And she cries, "Johnny, I love you".
"I would gladly trade my honour for you".