The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #47275   Message #704392
Posted By: Gaffer
04-May-02 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Johnny Sands
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Sands
Johnny Sands he was a good old man
But he's married to Betsy Haig
She brought him land, she brought him gold
But she proved him a terrible plague
Both night and morn she'd curse and moan
She's full of caprice and whim
'Til he decides he's tired of life
As she is tired of him

Pretty much the same as the Coppers from there on in, this version is what I recall from tat collected a bit further West by Hammond or Gardiner, and if I find my books I can be a touch more precise! One of the few good bondage songs in the tradition - or do all marriage songs count?