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Gently Johnny My Jingalo

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Gently Johnny My Jingalo

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Gently Johnny My Jingalo

I put my hand all in her own
  Fair maid is a lily oh
She said, "If you love me alone
  Come to me quietly
  Do me no injury
  Gently, Johnny, my Jingalo"

I said, "You know I love you, dear"
She whispered softly in my ear

I placed my arm around her waist
She laughed and turned away her face

I kissed her lips like roses red
She blushed, then tenderly she said
I slipped a ring all in her hand
She said, "The parson's near at hand"

I took her to the church next day
The birds did sing and she did say

See also AROVIN
rewritten by Cecil Sharp, who objected to the original anatomical
 progression. Printed in Cole
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III