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Thread #47275   Message #2863871
Posted By: GUEST,Sim
14-Mar-10 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Johnny Sands
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Sands
Hi, I'm doing an english essay. This is the version I found in a book.

A man whose name was johnny sands,
had married betty haigh
and tho' she bought him gold and lands
she proved a terrible plague
for, oh, she was a scolding wife
full of caprice and whim
he said thet he was tired of life
And she was tired of him
and she was tired of him

says he, then i will drown myself-
the river runs below
says she, pray do you silly elf,
i wished it long ago
says he, upon the brink I'll stand,
do you run down the hill
and push me in with all my might
says she my love I will
says she my love I will

for fear that I should courage lack
and try to save my life,
Pray tie my hands behind my back,
I will replied his wife
She tied them as fast as you may think,
and when securely done
Now stand, she says, upon the brink
and I'll prepare to run
and I'll prepare to run

All down the hill his loving bride,
now ran with all her force,
to push him in - he stepped aside
and she fell in of course
Now splashing, dashing, like a fish
Oh, save me Johnny Sands,
I can't my dear, tho' much I wish,
for you have tied my hands
for you have tied my hands

hope it helps!