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Lyrics for:
Johnny, Lovely Johnny

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

The high walls of Derry look dismal and grey,
And so does lovely Johnny, he is now going away.
He is going to bonny Scotland some sweetheart to see.
May the high powers above send him safe home to me.

Oh, Johnny, lovely Johnny, do you mind the day,
When you came to my window to steal me away?
You promised you would marry me above all female kind.
Oh, Johnny, lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind?

Oh, Annie, lovely Annie, it was all but in jest,
For I never intended to make you my best.
I never intended to make you my wife.
Oh, Annie, lovely Annie, all the days of my life.

The first time I met you, 'tis well I do own,
'Twas in my father's garden in the County Tyrone,
With my white apron round us, to shield out the wind.
Oh, Johnny, lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind?

A bunch of blue ribbons I will tie up and wear,
And a wreath of forget-me-nots I will twine round my hair.
And if ever he returns again, I will greet him with joy,
And I will kiss the lips of my own Johnny boy.


Discography: Dolores Keane & John Faulkner: Broken Hearted I'll Wander
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