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NOT THEIR FAULT

I am Jacob’s daughter
Dinah is my name
Leah is my mother
I am seventeen.
There’s a dozen more
Who are my brothers
And two of them just went to Shechem And killed my lover

They said they thought he took me unwilling
They said the stain on my honor required this killing

And they tell me it’s not their fault
They say things just happened that way
They say it’s just how G-d planned it
So it’s no use to carry on
They say if anything I am to blame and I stand Convicted and appalled
They say I shouldn’t have given my heart,
And they tell me it’s not their fault.

His touch was my comfort
His smile was my light
And he was tender and wanted To make me his wife
He offered alliance
In our ways he’d abide
And my brothers stole his life Like thieves in the night.

They said they thought he took me unwilling
They said the stain on my honor required this killing

Cho.

My father says we’ll have to leave this place I’d rather stay
But who’d have us in such disgrace

Cho.
Tag: Why ever did I give him my heart?…….

Words & Music by Jan Seides
© 2019 Artsong Music (BMI)

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