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NO, SIR, NO

Tell me one thing, tell me truly
Tell me why you scorn me so,
Tell me why, when asked a question,
You will always answer "No".

cho: No sir, no sir, no sir, no-oh-oh-oh
No sir, no sir, no sir, no.

My father was a Spanish Merchant
And before he went away
He told me to be sure and answer
"No" to all that you should say

If while walking in the garden
Plucking flowers all wet with dew,
Tell me, would you be offended
If I pluck-ed one for you?

If while walking in the garden
I should ask you to be mine
Tell me would you be offended
Would you then my heart decline?

cho: No sir, no sir, no sir, no-oh-oh-oh
No sir, no sir, no sir, no.

A refreshing variant on "Oh No John" (filename [ONOJOHN)
Sung by Emily Sparkes
Recorded by Desmond and Shelagh Herring at Rattlesden, Suffolk 1958-59
Issued by Veteran Tapes, 44 Old Street, Haughley, STOWMARKET, IP14 3NX on
"Many a Good Horseman" VTVS01/02
@courtship @seduction
filename[ ONOJOHN2
VH
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