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Lyr Req: Hey How My Johnny Lad

GUEST,Eric-o 24 Jan 01 - 08:49 PM
Malcolm Douglas 24 Jan 01 - 09:32 PM
GUEST,Eric-o 24 Jan 01 - 10:25 PM
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Subject: Lyrics Req: Hey How Johnnie Lad
From: GUEST,Eric-o
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 08:49 PM

Hello! I'm trying to get a few last minute songs ready for tomorrow night's festivities. I can't seem to find the lyrics to this song though. I did search the database and the web too. No luck but I know they're out there somewhere. Can anyone help? Very much appreciated...


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Subject: Lyr Add: HEY HOW MY JOHNNY LAD (from The Poozies)
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 09:32 PM

HEY HOW MY JOHNNY LAD

Chorus:

Hey how my Johnny Lad
Ye're no' sae kind's ye should have been;
Gin yer voice I hadna kent,
I couldna either trow ma een.
Sae weel's ye micht hae tousled me
And sweetly prie'd my mou bedeen:
Hey how my Johnny Lad,
Ye're no' sae kind's ye should have been.

My faither he was at the pleugh,
My mither she was at the mill,
My Billie he was at the moss,
an' no ane near our sport tae spill.
The feint a body was therein,
There was nae fear o' bein' seen:
Hey how my Johnny Lad,
Ye're no' sae kind's ye should have been.

Wad ony lad wha lo'ed her weel
Hae left his bonny lass her lane
Tae sigh an' greet ilk langsome hour
And think her sweetest minutes gane?
O had ye been a wooer leal.
We would hae met wi' hearts mair keen:
Hey how my Johnny Lad,
Ye're no' sae kind's ye should have been.

But I maun get anither jo,
Wha's love gangs never oot o' sight
And never lets the moments pass
When to a lass he can be kind.
So gang yer wa's tae blinkin' Bess,
Nae mair for Johnny shall she green:
Hey how my Johnny Lad,
Ye're no' sae kind's ye should have been.


This text from "The Poozies" (Dansoozies, Hypertension-Music HYCD 200 150, 1995).  They describe it as traditional, and they apparantly learned it from Andy M. Stewart; that's all I can tell you just now.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics Req: Hey How Johnnie Lad
From: GUEST,Eric-o
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 10:25 PM

Bless you Malcolm. All the best!


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