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Lyrics for:
Two Sisters, The

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

There were two sisters side by side
Sing aye-dum, sing aye-day
There were two sisters side by side
The boys are bound for me
There were two sisters side by side
The eldest one for Johnny cried
I'll be true unto my love
If he'll be true to me

Johnny bought the youngest a beaver hat
The eldest didn't think much of that

Johnny bought the youngest a gay gold ring
He never bought the eldest a single thing

As they were walking by the foamy brim
The eldest pushed the youngest in

Sister, oh sister, give me your hand
And you can have Johnny and all his land

Sister, I'll not give you my hand
For I'll have Johnny and all his land

So away she sank and away she swam
Until she came to the Miller's dam

The Miller, he took her gay gold ring
And then he pushed her in again

The Miller, he was hanged on the mountain head
Sing aye-dum, sing aye-day
The Miller, he was hanged on the mountain head
The boys are bound for me
The Miller, he was hanged on the mountain head
The eldest sister was boiled in lead
I'll be true unto my love
If he'll be true to me


Comp.: Lyrics trad with additions and melody by Andy Irvine
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