The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10612   Message #74363
Posted By: MMario
29-Apr-99 - 03:53 PM
Thread Name: Father oh Father - looking for related songs
Subject: Lyr Add: JOHNNY BE FAIR^^^
such as this one?

Oh Johnny be fair
and Johnny be fine
he wants me for to wed.
And I would marry Johnny
but my father up and said.
"I'm sad to tell you daughter
what your mother never knew.
That Johnny to is a son of mine
and so he's kin to you."

Oh Billy be fair and Billy be fine. . .

Oh Jimmy be fair and Jimmy be fine. . .

Well you never seen a girl
so sad and sorry as I was.
The boys in town are all my kin
and my father is the cause.
If life should thus continue
I shall die a single miss
so I go to my mother
and complain to her of this.

Oh daughter didn't I teach you
to forgive and to forget.
Your father might have sowed his oats
but still you needn't fret.
Your father may be father to all the boys
but still....
He's not the one who sired you
so marry who you will.

and of course the corrsponding "Jenny be faire"