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Lyr Req: Flowering Green (from Kathy Mar)

GUEST,dancer 14 Jan 02 - 07:44 PM
MMario 14 Jan 02 - 08:07 PM
MMario 14 Jan 02 - 08:17 PM
GUEST,dancer 14 Jan 02 - 08:38 PM
Jim Dixon 14 Dec 11 - 07:08 PM
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Subject: Johnny was tall
From: GUEST,dancer
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 07:44 PM

does anyone know the lyrics to a song that goes something like this?

Johnny was tall, Johnny was fair
To me hey come derry dall derry dall down
Johnny was handsome beyond all comparing
To me hey come derry....etc
But Johnny was heartless and cruel to me
And to all the young maidens of flowering green.

The song goes on to tell how Johnny, the womanizer, chases the "Lady of flowering Green" and when he catches her, she says he can take her home, but first she is longing to see his true form. When she touches him, he turns into a wildwood swine. The girls of flowering green remember their lost love by calling all the pigs "johnny" in flowering green.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny was tall
From: MMario
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 08:07 PM

it's a new one to me. But I am interested in seeing the lyrics - and if possible a tune. I know a few other people who would like it as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny was tall
From: MMario
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 08:17 PM

words and music evidently by Kat Eggleston - has been recorded by kathy Mar.

mp3 of song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny was tall
From: GUEST,dancer
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 08:38 PM

Wow! HOw did you find that so fast?

the mp3 is slightly different than I remember the tuen, but that's it all right. Thanks a bunch

Dancer


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLOWERING GREEN (from Kathy Mar)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 07:08 PM

Here's how I hear it:

FLOWERING GREEN
Written by Kat Eggleston
As sung by Kathy Mar on "My Favorite Sings" [sic] (2003)

Johnny was tall and Johnny was fair.
    To me hey come derry daw derry daw down
Johnny was handsome beyond all compare.
    To me hey come derry daw derry daw down
But Johnny was heartless and cruel to me,
And to other young women near Flowering Green.

Johnny rode hunting one morning alone.
He spied a young woman where he thought to find none.
Her hair was like sunlight; her skin was like cream,
And she was the lady of Flowering Green.

The forest was silent as Johnny gave chase.
His blood it was pounding; his heart it was racing.
She turned round to face him in a glade by a stream,
And he lost his heart in Flowering Green.

"Fair lady, come back to my dwelling with me,
For I am uneasy in Flowering Green."
"Oh, handsome young hunter, you may take me home,
But first I am longing to see your true form."

So Johnny drew near; the forest was hushed.
He smiled as he let the proud ...(?) touch.
Her eyes they bewitched him much stronger than wine,
And he became one of the wild boar swine.

So now we tend our farms, our goats, and our cows.
We sorrow no more, broken promises or vows,
But we still hold our love in the highest esteem.
We call all the pigs Johnny in Flowering Green.


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