Luis

Words and Music by Kate McDonnell
Schnabb Music ©2003

From the Appleseed Recording Where the Mangoes Are


Luis, Luis
Won't you build me a box
Make it yellow pine
So we can lay her body down
Luis

Luis, Luis
I will bring you the wood
The hammer and the nails
So we can build this box for her
Luis

Oh how she used to run
Like a bullet shot from a gun
And now she's just skin and bone
It's time for her to go on home

Luis, please
We disagreed in the past
But can't we bury that now
Cuz there's more important things to do, Luis

She's been with me all of her life
Through all of my joy and my strife
When I cried under the Judas tree
She'd put her sweet head on my knee

Luis, Luis
Won't you build me a box
Make it yellow pine
So we can lay her body down, Luis

If not for me, do this for her, Luis
Before the ground freezes, Luis