There was a lady all skin and bone.
Sure such a lady was never known.
It happened upon a certain day,
This lady went to church to pray.
When she came to the church stile,
There she did rest a little while.
When she came to the church yard,
There the bells so loud she heard.
When she came to the church door,
She stopped to rest a little more.
When she came the church within,
The parson prayed ‘gainst pride and sin.
On looking up, on looking down,
She saw a dead man on the ground,
And from his nose unto his chin
The worms crawled out, the worms crawled in.
The she unto the parson said,
“Shall I be so when I am dead?”
“O yes! O yes,” the parson said,
“You will be so when you are dead.”
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