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ii. "Oh, you're welcome, young Johnny, You're welcome here, my dear. My father's beds are empty; You can have your lodging here."
12. "Before I'd lie within your house, I'd lie within the street,
For when I had no money, My lodging was to seek.
13. "But now I've money plenty, I'll make the tavern hurl1 With bottle of peach brandy And East Tennessee girl."
14. "Come, all you jolly seamen Who plow the raging main And earn all your money, boys, Through cold, snow, and rain.
15. "And when you have no money Out of doors you'll be turned. You and your daughter, Polly, Both deserve to burn."
Obtained from Miss Mable Hall, Guerrant, Breathitt County, Kentucky, January, 1932.
1. Young Johnny been on sea; Young Johnny been on shore; Young Johnny been to old Ireland Where he never was before.
2. "Welcome home, dear John; Welcome home from sea. Last night my daughter, Polly, Lay dreaming of thee.
3. "What luck, what luck, dear John?" "Bad luck, bad luck," said he.
"1 lost my ship and cargo All on the roaring sea.
1 hurl: whirl.

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