Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

P Stands for Paddy

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

As I roved out on a May morning to take a pleasant walk
I sat down by an old stone wall, just to hear two lovers talk
to hear two lovers talk, my dear, to hear what they might say,
so I might learn a little more love before I go away.

Chorus:
P it stands for Paddy I suppose, J for my love John,
W stands for false William, but Johnny is the fairest man
Johnny is the fairest man, she said, Johnny is the fairest man,
I don't care what anybody says for Johnny is the fairest man.

Come and sit beside me love together on the green
It's a long three quarters of a year or more since together we have been
Together we have been, my dear, together we have been
It's a long three quarters of a year or more since together we have been

Chorus

No, I won't sit beside you love, not now nor at any other time
For you're in love with another little girl, and your heart's no longer mine
Your heart's no longer mine, my dear, your heart's no longer mine
For you're in love with another little girl, and your heart's no longer mine

Chorus

Now I will climb a tall, tall tree, and rob a little bird's nest
and then I will return again to the girl that I love best
To the girl that I love best, he said, the girl that I love best
and then I then I will return again to the girl that I love best

Chorus

History: See also #19

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