There was a lady all skin and bone


There was a lady all skin and bone,
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從前有個皮包骨頭的女人,

Sure such a lady was never known:
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當然你從沒聽說過這樣的女人

It happened upon a certain day,
一切發生在某一天,

This lady went to church to pray
這位女士去教堂作禱告。


When she came to the church stile,
當她來到教堂階梯,

There she did rest a little while;

她停下來作了個小小的休息;

When she came to the church yard,
當她來到教堂墓園,

There the hells so loud she heard.
她聽見地獄的呻吟聲是如此響亮。


When she came to the church door,
當她來到教堂的門口,

She stopped to rest a little more;
她停下來又作了個小小的休息;

When she came the church within,

當她進入教堂,

The parson prayed 'gainst pride and sin.

牧師正抗拒著虛榮與罪惡作著禱告。


On looking up, on looking down,
上看,下看,

She saw a dead man on the ground;
看見地上躺著一個死人;

And from his nose unto his chin,
從他的鼻子到下巴,

The worms crawled out,

蛆們爬出,

the worms crawled in.
蛆們蠕進。



Then she unto the parson said,
然後她對牧師說,

Shall I be so when I am dead?
我死後會變成這樣嗎?

O yes!

噢,是的!

O yes, the parson said,
噢,是的,牧師說道,

You will be so when you are dead.
你死後就會變成這樣。

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