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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana           191
6.  "My daughter's not at home, John,
And will not be today; And if she was at home, John, She would not let you stay.
7.   "For she's so very rich, John,
While you are very poor; And if she was at home, John, She'd turn you out of doors."
8.     Johnny on hearing this
He hung down his head, And called for a candle
To light him off to bed.
9.   "My beds are all full, John,
Of forty men or more; They're valiant young strangers, While you are very poor."
10.     John on hearing this
He walked to the hall, Saying, "How much do I owe you, For I am ready for it all."
11.   "There's twenty shillings of the new
And thirty of the old," And John pulled out both hands (And they were) full of gold.
12.     The sight of this money
Caught the old woman's view: "My daughter she's at home, John, And she'll attend to you."
13.     Down the stairs Polly came,
With a smile upon her face, And one sweet kiss from2 John's lips ............. .she did embrace.

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