The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10062   Message #229150
Posted By: GUEST,Bubba
16-May-00 - 11:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lord Randall
Subject: RE: Lord Randall
My grandmother used to sing me a version I'm trying hard to remember.

The boy's name was Johnny Wilbur I think.

What ya gonna leave to your sweetheart, Johnny Wilbur my son? What ya gonna leave to your sweetheart, my fortunate one?

I can't recall the response, but it ended with "I'm sick to my heart and I want to lie down."

Or at least that is what I think I remember. I was rather small when I heard it. She would let me rest my head in her lap as she stroked my head and sing me the song. I must have been something like 6 years old.

Anyone heard this version or something close?