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Lyrics for:
Johnny, Lovely Johnny

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

Oh the high high walls of Derry look so dismal and grey,
And so does lovely Johnny, he's going far far away.
He is going away to Scotland some sweetheart to see.
May the high powers above bring him safe home to me.

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

Well the first place that we courted, 'tis well I do know,
'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?

And the next place that we courted, was in yonder green grove,
Where the blackberry bushes around us they stood,
Where the oak and the apple around us did twine,
Oh, come tell me lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind?

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

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