Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Johnny, Lovely Johnny

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From file hnsong1.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:150
T:Johnny, Lovely Johnny
R:song
D:Cara Dillon
Z:id:hn-song-150
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
K:Dmix
AF | D2 (DE) FG | (A/B/c) B2 GA | GF D2 (DC) | D4
d2 | d3 c AG | (cB) A3 E | D c3 BG | (B A3)
d2 | d3 c AG | (cB) A3 E | D c3 (BG) | A4
AF | D2 DE (FG) | (A/B/c) B2 GA | (GF) D2 (DC) | D4 ||
W:Oh the high high walls of Derry look so dismal and grey,
W:And so does lovely Johnny, he's going far far away.
W:He is going away to Scotland some sweetheart to see.
W:May the high powers above bring him safe home to me.
W:
W:Oh, Johnny, lovely Johnny, do you mind the day,
W:When you came to my window to steal me away?
W:And you promised you would marry me above all female kind.
W:Oh, come tell me lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind?
W:
W:Well the first place that we courted, 'tis well I do know,
W:'Twas in my father's garden in the County Tyrone,
W:With my white apron round us, to shield out the wind.
W:Oh, Johnny, lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind?
W:
W:And the next place that we courted, was in yonder green grove,
W:Where the blackberry bushes around us they stood,
W:Where the oak and the apple around us did twine,
W:Oh, come tell me lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind?
W:
W:Well, a bunch of blue ribbons I will tie up and wear,
W:And a wreath of forget-me-nots I will twine round my hair.
W:If ever he returns again, I'll greet him with joy,
W:And I will kiss the lips of my own Johnny boy.


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