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Young Johnny
2. "What luck had you, young Johnny ? What luck had you from sea ?
It's quite a difference, Johnny, From what you see on me."
3. "Call down your daughter, Polly, And set her down by me.
We will drown melancholy, Married we will be."
4. "My daughter, she is absent; She's not been seen today, And if she were here, John, She'd turn thee away.
5. "My daughter's mighty rich, John, And you re very poor.
You better seek your lodging In some other store."
6. Johnny being sleepy, He hung down his head. And called for a candle To light him to bed.
7. "My beds are full of strangers And have been four weeks or more; You better seek your lodging
In some other store."
8. Johnny raising up From all against the wall; He first begin to rake, And then he did howl.
9. And out of his pockets Come both hands full of gold. Seeing the money made
The old woman rue,
10. Saying, "Young Johnny,
My daughter will soon return to you. Up stepped a little smiling miss And threw her arms around him.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III