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Young Johnny
4. "Go, bring your daughter, Polly, And sit her down by me;
We'll drown our melancholy And married we will be."
5. "Polly's not at home And will not be today.
If she was at home, John, She wouldn't let you stay.
6. "Polly's very rich And you are very poor. If she was at home, John, She'd kick you out the door."
7.  Feeling very drowsy, He hang down his head And called for a candle To light himself to bed.
8. "The beds are full of strangers And have been all this week. To ask of your lodging, John, Oh, that you may seek."
9. He looked upon the people; He looked upon them all; He looked upon the landlady As rich as she was called.
10.  Twenty of the young, Forty of the old; And out of his pockets Drew hands full of gold.
11.  "1 didn't speak in earnest, John, I only spoke to rue.
Polly, she's at home, John, And she'll return to you."
12.  She hugged and she kissed him And called him her dear. "The beds are all empty
Oh, Johnny, you lie there."

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