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Brewster; Ballads and Songs of Indiana            189
1.   "Welcome home, young Johnny!
Welcome home from sea! The great hall is ready,
And all prepared for thee.
2.   "0 what's your luck, young Johnny?"
" 'T is very bad indeed; I lost both ship and cargo Along the raging sea."
3.     Johnny, feeling very drowsy,
Hung down his head, Called for a candle
To light him to bed.
4.   "Our beds are full of strangers,
And have been for a week; And now with1 other lodging, John, You will have to seek."
5.   "Go bring your daughter Mary
And set her down by me To drown the melancholy, And married we will be."
6.   "My daughter's very rich, John,
And you are very poor; I'm sure if she was here,
She would turn you out of the door."
7.   "Thirty shillings of the new
And forty of the old"; John pulled out with both hands, And they were full of gold.
8.     The sight of so much gold
Made the old lady rue ; Says she, "My daughter Mary Will soon be in to you."
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