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190 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
9. In steps Mary..............
With a smile upon her face, Gives John one kiss
And one kind embrace.
10. "Now while money's plenty, I'll seek the tavern hall, And with a bottle of brandy On a merry girl I'll call."
No title given. Contributed by Mr. John Riley, of Oakland City, In­diana. Gibson County. Learned from the singing of his father, Mr. C. M« Riley. June 4, 1935.
1.     Johnny's been on sea
And Johnny's been on shore, And Johnny's been to Ireland, Where he has been before.
2.   "You're welcome home, young Johnny;
You're welcome home "from sea, For last night my daughter Polly Lay dreaming of thee.
3.   "What luck have you had, young Johnny?
What luck had you at sea?" "Bad luck! bad luck!" said Johnny, "0 it happened unto me.
4.   "For I lost my ship and cargo
AH in the raging sea,
5. "Go bring your daughter Polly And sit her down by me, And we'll drown the melancholy, For it's married we will be."

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