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?