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THE DEVIL'S NINE QUESTIONS, by                    
First Line: "oh, you must answer my questions nine"
Last Line: And you are the weaver's bonny
Subject(s): Devil;supernatural; Satan;mephistopheles;lucifer;beelzebub


"Oh, you must answer my questions nine,
Sing ninety-nine and ninety,
Or you're not God's, you're one of mine,
And you are the weaver's bonny."
"What is whiter than the milk?
Sing ninety-nine and ninety,
And what is softer than the silk?
And you are the weaver's bonny."
"Snow is whiter than the milk,
Sing ninety-nine and ninety,
And down is softer than the silk,
And I am the weaver's bonny."
"O what is higher than a tree?
Sing ninety-nine and ninety,
And what is deeper than the sea?
And you are the weaver's bonny."
"Heaven's higher than a tree,
Sing ninety-nine and ninety,
And Hell is deeper than the sea,
And I am the weaver's bonny."
"What is louder than a horn?
Sing ninety-nine and ninety,
And what is sharper than a thorn?
And you are the weaver's bonny."
"Thunder's louder than a horn,
Sing ninety-nine and ninety,
And death is sharper than a thorn,
And I am the weaver's bonny."
"What's more innocent than a lamb,
Sing ninety-nine and ninety,
And what is meaner than womankind?
And you are the weaver's bonny."
"A babe's more innocent than a lamb,
Sing ninety-nine and ninety,
And the devil is meaner than womankind,
And I am the weaver's bonny."
"O you have answered my questions nine,
Sing ninety-nine and ninety,
And you are God's, you're none of mine.
And you are the weaver's bonny."







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