G William leave me alone, C G William leave me alone, C D G Can’t you see that my love has flown? C D G William leave me alone. G C G D One Sunday William walked out with his lover, C D G Down by the River in Yass C D G C He turned to his sweetheart with steel in his eyes, C G D Your family has marriage forbade, Em C D G He drew from his coat a razor so sharp, C D Em I’ll end my life with this blade. C D G I’ll end my life with this blade. The young girl fled to her sister’s house, And had laid her down to sleep, She had locked the door, and taken the key, Feeling that all was fine, But William he came and broke through the door, In his hand the razor did shine, In his hand the razor did shine, Let me in young girl, I must come in, To cut your pretty young throat, And once I have then cut my own, Together we’ll forever lie, For if I can’t have your sweet sweet love, I know I’d rather die. I know I’d rather die. The young girl ran to save herself, William put the blade to his throat, He fell to the floor in a shower of blood, Thinking to end his pain, But Dr O’Connor was with a needle was skilled, And gave him life again, And gave him life again.