Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Johnny is the Fairest Man

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See also song #18

From file hnsong0.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:19
T:Johnny is the Fairest Man
R:song
H:See also #18
Z:id:hn-song-19
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=50
K:Ddor
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W:1. As I roved out on a May morning to have a pleasant walk
W:Oh, I sat down by an old oak tree, to hear two lovers talk
W:to hear what they might say, my dear, to hear what they might say,
W:so I might know a little more 'bout love before I went away.
W:
W:2. Come and sit on the grass, he said, on the dewy grass, said he
W:It's a long three quarters of a year or more since together we have been
W:Since together we have been, my dear, since together we have been
W:It's a long three quarters of a year or more since together we have been
W:
W:3. Oh, I'll not sit on the grass, she said, now or at any other time
W:My heart is given to another fair one, and yours is no longer mine
W:Yours is no longer mine, my dear, yours is no longer mine
W:My heart is given to another fair one, and yours is no longer mine.
W:
W:Chorus:
W:P stands for Paddy I suppose, J for my love John,
W:W stands for false Willie-o, but Johnny is the fairest one
W:Johnny is the fairest man, my dear, Johnny is the fairest man,
W:My heart is given to another fair one, for Johnny is the fairest man.
W:
W:4. I'll climb up an old oak tree, I'll rob a little bird's nest
W:I'll fall down without breaking leaf or flower to the arms I love the best
W:To the arms I love the best, my dear, to the arms I love the best
W:I'll fall down without breaking leaf or flower to the arms I love the best.
W:
W:5. And I don't care what an old woman says, her days they are gone
W:Neither do I care what a young maiden says, she's false to many a man
W:False to many a man, my dear, false to many a man
W:Neither do I care what a young maiden says, she's false to many a man.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:Alternate verses:
W:3. Oh, I'll not sit on the grass, she said, not now or at any other time
W:For you're in love with another fair one, and your heart is no longer mine
W:Your heart is no longer mine, my dear, your heart is no longer mine
W:For you're in love with another fair one, and your heart is no longer mine
W:
W:4. I'll climb up an old oak tree, I'll rob a little bird's nest
W:I'll fall down without breaking leaf or flower to the arms I love the best
W:To the arms I love the best, my dear, to the arms I love the best
W:I'll fall down without breaking leaf or flower to the arms I love the best.
W:
W:5. And I don't care what an old woman says, for her days they nearly are done,
W:And I don't care what a young man says, for his promise is too many's the one
W:His promise is too many's the one, my dear, his promise is too many's the one
W:And I don't care what a young man says, for his promise is too many's the one


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