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Re: Katy Bar the Door

Posted by SR on February 13, 2004

In Reply to: Katy Bar the Door posted by Tom Gray on February 13, 2004

: I do not know if this is the origin but for Katy Bar the Door:

: Katy bar the door
: Lock and latch it
: Here comes Lizzie
: With a brand new
: Hatchet

: with reference to Lizzie Borden

: Lizzie Borden
: took an axe
: and gave her father
: forty whacks

: and when she saw
: what she had done
: she gave her mother
: forty-one

: The verse to the song "Lizzie Borden," sung by the Chad Mitchell Trio in 1961, is actually,

"Shut the door,"
Lock and latch it.
Here comes Lizzie with a brand new hatchet.

Katie bar the door has nothing to do with this song.