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A little ditty narrated by the heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune. Sarah Winchester consulted a soothsayer who told her she must atone for the lives felled by the Winchester rifle by building a mansion where they all might live. The Winchester Mystery house, said to be haunted by these spirits, was continuously under construction from 1884-1922. It still stands at 525 South Winchester Blvd in San Jose, CA.

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I built you a staircase
From the floor to ceiling
A ballroom, a courtyard
And a doorbell to ring

The sins of the past
Well they weren’t my misdeed
The garden is empty
Guess that I’ll plant some seed

Chorus#1:

O! Sweet séance
Please tell me why
It’s best to build
Then for to die

Things are moving
And I can’t explain
When in the sun room
They had made it rain

Now my hubby’s invention left you all in a heap
And if I build you a home
Mrs. Winchester will sleep
And if you leave me alone
Mrs. Winchester will sleep

His motives were wrong
And they make me feel cheap
And if I build you a home
Maybe then I can sleep

Chorus#2:

O! sweet séance
Ghosts I’ve employed
Only to fill
The great devoid

O! sweet séance

They’re here to stay
Only to see
One more bright shining day

And now I’ve built you a home
Can you stay happily?
Or you might take my life irrevocably

And how you sleep and you toil
Can't you find a release?
Just go back to the soil
I’m so eager to please

credits

from Feral Children's Almanac, released February 20, 2016
Written by Kevin Sinclair
Vocals: Kevin Sinclair, Katie Grealish
Guitar: Kevin Sinclair

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