Mother May I, I've been a good girl.

Mother May I, can I have some cake.

I did what you said, I scrubbed the floors, I cleaned the doors, I did my chores till my fingers bled.

Mother May I, I am sorry.

I'll never beg for food again.

Or ask for water to quench my thirst.

I'll never get my blood on the floor, I'll only clean and clean some more.

Mother May I, I'll put down the knife.

I did not want you to take my life.