Caleb Meyer (Baez Joan)

Caleb Meyer, he lived alone In them hollarin' pines Then he made a little whiskey for himself Said it helped pass the time Long one evening in back of my house, Caleb come around And he called my name 'til I went out With no one else around Caleb Meyer, your ghost is gonna Wear them rattlin' chains. But when I go to sleep at night, Don't you call my name Where's your husband, Nellie Kane Where's your darlin gone? Did he go down off the mountain side And leave you all alone? Yes, my husband's gone to Bowlin' Green To do some business there. Then Caleb threw that bottle down And grabbed me by my hair. Caleb Meyer, your ghost is gonna Wear them rattlin' chains. But when I go to sleep at night, Don't you call my name He threw me in the needle bed, Across my dress he lay Then he pinned my hands above my head And I commenced to pray. I cried My God, I am your child Send your angels down Then feelin' with my fingertips, The bottle neck I found I drew that glass across his neck As fine as any blade, And I felt his blood pour fast and hot Around me where I laid. Caleb Meyer, your ghost is gonna Wear them rattlin' chains. But when I go to sleep at night, Don't you call my name Caleb Meyer, your ghost is gonna Wear them rattlin' chains. But when I go to sleep at night, Don't you call my name