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Johnny, Lovely Johnny
A Song in the key of Dmix
X:2322 T:Johnny, Lovely Johnny R:song D:Cara Dillon Z:id:hn-song-150 M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=120 K:DmixAF | D2 (DE) FG | (A/B/c) B2 GA | GF D2 (DC) | D4 d2 | d3 c AG | (cB) A3 E | D c3 BG | (B A3) d2 | d3 c AG | (cB) A3 E | D c3 (BG) | A4 AF | D2 DE (FG) | (A/B/c) B2 GA | (GF) D2 (DC) | D4 || W:Oh the high high walls of Derry look so dismal and grey, W:And so does lovely Johnny, he's going far far away. W:He is going away to Scotland some sweetheart to see. W:May the high powers above bring him safe home to me. W: W:Oh, Johnny, lovely Johnny, do you mind the day, W:When you came to my window to steal me away? W:And you promised you would marry me above all female kind. W:Oh, come tell me lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind? W: W:Well the first place that we courted, 'tis well I do know, W:'Twas in my father's garden in the County Tyrone, W:With my white apron round us, to shield out the wind. W:Oh, Johnny, lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind? W: W:And the next place that we courted, was in yonder green grove, W:Where the blackberry bushes around us they stood, W:Where the oak and the apple around us did twine, W:Oh, come tell me lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind? W: W:Well, a bunch of blue ribbons I will tie up and wear, W:And a wreath of forget-me-nots I will twine round my hair. W:If ever he returns again, I'll greet him with joy, W:And I will kiss the lips of my own Johnny boy.