She held a nickel in her hand, a nickel in her hand was grand she said
she asked me how much my life was worth, my life was worth?
I told her I would give up my life for her, and would a nickel in your hand be grand? I asked
A penny or two, I was worth to you
dead or alive, consumption or flu
lay down my life, I would give at will
no other promise, a wager will fill