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ADD: Johnny Lovely Johnny / High Walls of Derry

05 Sep 98 - 03:00 PM (#37168)
Subject: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From:

Does anyone have the lyrics to this song? It begins "The high walls of Derby look...." Don't find anything like it in the DT, but my friends say I don't pay attention...harpgirl.


05 Sep 98 - 04:22 PM (#37176)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: Barry Finn

The high walls of Derry are dismal & gray
And so is my true love
He is bound far away
He is bound for the East Indies
Where the

Sorry harpgirl, I'll try to dig it out, I used to sing it years ago so I know it's here someplace though it may take a bit. It's such a nice song when I do find it I'll have to relearn it, thanks for bringing it up. Barry


05 Sep 98 - 09:36 PM (#37198)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: Barry Finn

harpgirl, sorry I tore up the place looking & can't come up with it, maybe someone else will jump in, hopefully. I do recall a bit more after trying to drag it up from my memory.

Annie, lovely Annie, it was all just in jest
I never intended tomake you my best
I never intended to make you my wife
O Annie lovely Annie, all the days of my life

A bunch of blue ribbons I will (tie up & wear?)
A wreath of forget me nots (I'll tie in my hair?)
And if ever he returns again I will.........?
And I'll kiss the (sweet?) lips of my own Johnny boy

harpgirl this is as close, & it may not be all that close, as I can get at the moment. I think Dolores Keene (sp?) did this with her then husband John Faulkner, but I haven't a clue on what. Good Luck. Barry


06 Sep 98 - 11:16 AM (#37223)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: harpgirl

Thanks Barry, That's about how many of the words I have but I may be able to reconstruct it. It is a pretty song, isn't it? harp


07 Sep 98 - 10:15 AM (#37303)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: Barry Finn

......................................................?
It was in my father's garden in the county Tyrone
......................................................?
Oh Johnny lovely Johnny what has altered your mind

Harpgirl, here's part of the 2nd versre, I keep going overe it in my head, I doubt I'll get more. Good Luck. barry


07 Sep 98 - 11:34 AM (#37308)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: harpgirl

Ah Barry,
Now I have:

[The high walls of Derry look dismal and gray]
[And so does lovely Johnny, he is now going away]
[He is going to Bonny courtland some sweet girl for to see]
[Oh Johnny lovely Johnny do you mind me....]
[When you came to my window to steal me away]
[You'd promised you'd marry me...]
[Oh Johnny lovely Johnny what about of your mind]
[Oh Annie lovely Annie it was all but addressed]
[For I never intended to make you my ...]
[I never intended to make you my wife]
[Oh Annie lovely annie]
[All the days of my life]
[The first time I met you tis well I go.....]
[Twas in my father's garden in the county Tyrone]
[With my white aprom round us to shield up our way]
[Oh Johnny lovely Johnny what about of your .....]
[A bunch of blue ribbons I'll tie up and wear]
[And a wreath of forget me nots]
[I will twine in my hair]
[And if ever he returns again I will greet him with [joy]
[And I will kiss the lips of my own Johnny boy]

You see I haven't quite got the verses right, Barry.
harpgirl


07 Sep 98 - 06:30 PM (#37344)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: Martin Ryan

"bonny Scotland" rather than "bonny courtland", methinks.I'll check the rest if I get a chance.

regards


10 Sep 98 - 06:09 AM (#37755)
Subject: Lyr Add: Johnny, Lovely Johnny^^
From: skw@worldmusic.de

Harpgirl - you must indeed have the Dolores Keane version. She sings:

The high walls of Derry look dismal and grey
And so does lovely Johnny, he is now going away
He is going to bonnie Scotland some sweetheart to see
May the high powers above send him safe home to me

Oh Johnny lovely Johnny do you mind the day
When you came to my window to steal me away
You promised you'd marry me above all female kind
Oh Johnny lovely Johnny what has altered your mind

Oh Annie lovely Annie it was all but a jest
For I never intended to make you my best
I never intended to make you my wife
Oh Annie lovely Annie, all the days of my life

The first time I met you 'tis well I do own
'Twas in my father's garden in the county Tyrone
With my white apron round us to shield out the wind
Oh Johnny lovely Johnny what has altered your mind

A bunch of blue ribbons I'll tie up and wear
And a wreath of forget-me-nots I will twine round my hair
And if ever he returns again I will greet him with joy
And I will kiss the lips of my own Johnny boy

From Dolores Keane & John Faulkner, 'Broken Hearted I'll Wander' (Mulligan Music, LUN 033, 1979). Dolores' notes: ' I learnt this song from my Aunt Sarah, who in turn learnt it in the late 40s from Alice Rainy, a travelling woman from Co. Tyrone.'

I worked it out with the help of your 'groundwork'. Thanks! - Susanne


10 Sep 98 - 10:27 PM (#37842)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: harpgirl

Susanne, Thank you so much for your help. I was having trouble with it, indeed! Now I can sing it intact!!!harpgirl


10 Sep 98 - 11:06 PM (#37844)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: Barry Finn

Susanne, I had it from the same LP (now long gone) but memory fades over so long a time. Thanks for bring my dead cells to life again. Barry


11 Sep 98 - 06:53 PM (#37901)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: BAZ

Harpgirl
Any chance of a tune to go with these lovely words?
Regards Baz


26 Apr 99 - 04:32 AM (#73450)
Subject: Lyr Add: JOHNNY, LOVELY JOHNNY^^
From: Brakn

JOHNNY, LOVELY JOHNNY

Johnny, lovely Johnny do you mind the day
You came by my window to steal me away?
You asked me to marry you, above all womankind
Oh, Johnny, lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind

Ah! the first place we courted 'twas very well known
'Twas my father's garden in the County Tyrone
We wrapped my white apron round us for to shield us from the wind
Oh Johnny, lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind

And the next place we sported 'twas in yonder green grove
Where the blackberry bushes around us they stood
Where the oak and the apple around us did twine
Oh Johnny, lovely Johnny, what has altered your mind

Annie, lovely Annie, sure 'twas all but a jest
For I never intended for to make you my best
For I never intended for to make you my wife
Oh, Annie, lovely Annie, all the days of my life

Well, a bunch of blue ribbons I will tie up and wear
And a bunch of forget-me-nots I will tie in my hair
And if ever he returns again I will greet him with joy
And I'll kiss the sweet lips of my own Johnny boy

Regards Mick Bracken


26 Apr 99 - 04:12 PM (#73568)
Subject: Johnny, Lovely Johnny
From: Joe Offer

Please note that the Johnny, Lovely Johnny that Mick Bracken posted does not appear to be in the database - it it related to some song that IS there? Have you got a tune for us, Mick? I sure like the songs you post, even if you sometimes put me to shame for pointing to the wrong song.
-Joe Offer-


24 Aug 99 - 04:44 PM (#108136)
Subject: High Walls of Derry
From: Philippa

Notation for the song Mick Bracken posted on 26 Apr is published in Robin Morton, compiler "Folksongs Sung in Ulster" Cork (Ireland): Mercier Press, 1970 (but probably has been reprinted since) under the title of "Lovely Johnny"


02 Sep 99 - 08:27 AM (#110706)
Subject: Tune Add: LOVELY JOHNNY
From: alison

Thanks to Philippa here is the tune for Lovely Johnny

MIDI file: LOVELY~1.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: LOVELY JOHNNY
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: G
Start
0960 1 62 076 0120 1 64 090 0049 0 62 076 0069 0 64 090 0002 1 66 084 0168 0 66 084 0072 1 67 076 0478 0 67 076 0002 1 64 079 0478 0 64 079 0002 1 66 084 0238 0 66 084 0002 1 67 076 0238 0 67 076 0002 1 72 071 0478 0 72 071 0002 1 71 074 0478 0 71 074 0002 1 69 096 0238 0 69 096 0002 1 67 094 0238 0 67 094 0002 1 64 083 0478 0 64 083 0002 1 62 081 0718 0 62 081 0002 1 62 067 0238 0 62 067 0002 1 62 086 0958 0 62 086 0002 1 71 094 0238 0 71 094 0002 1 72 080 0238 0 72 080 0002 1 74 087 0478 0 74 087 0002 1 72 085 0478 0 72 085 0002 1 71 082 0227 0 71 082 0013 1 69 086 0211 0 69 086 0029 1 71 084 0478 0 71 084 0002 1 62 079 0478 0 62 079 0002 1 62 086 0238 0 62 086 0002 1 64 075 0238 0 64 075 0002 1 66 086 0239 0 66 086 0001 1 67 084 0237 0 67 084 0003 1 72 088 0718 0 72 088 0002 1 71 068 0238 0 71 068 0002 1 69 090 0947 0 69 090 0013 1 69 081 0238 0 69 081 0002 1 71 081 0237 0 71 081 0003 1 74 073 0478 0 74 073 0002 1 72 080 0478 0 72 080 0002 1 71 096 0238 0 71 096 0002 1 69 092 0238 0 69 092 0002 1 71 086 0478 0 71 086 0002 1 62 078 0478 0 62 078 0002 1 62 088 0238 0 62 088 0002 1 64 090 0238 0 64 090 0002 1 66 077 0240 1 67 079 0012 0 66 077 0226 0 67 079 0002 1 72 084 0720 1 71 078 0038 0 72 084 0186 0 71 078 0016 1 69 094 0958 0 69 094 0002 1 62 076 0478 0 62 076 0002 1 64 087 0238 0 64 087 0002 1 66 083 0238 0 66 083 0002 1 67 076 0478 0 67 076 0002 1 64 076 0478 0 64 076 0002 1 66 077 0238 0 66 077 0002 1 67 086 0238 0 67 086 0002 1 72 081 0478 0 72 081 0002 1 71 090 0478 0 71 090 0002 1 69 090 0238 0 69 090 0002 1 67 080 0238 0 67 080 0002 1 64 077 0478 0 64 077 0002 1 62 088 0720 1 62 071 0021 0 62 088 0217 0 62 071 0002 1 62 082 0476 0 62 082
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Lovely Johnny
M:3/4
Q:1/4=100
K:G
D9/2E/2F|G2E2FG|c2B2AG|E2D3D|D4Bc|d2c2BA|
B2D2DE|FGc3B|A4AB|d2c2BA|B2D2DE|FGc3B|A4D2|
EFG2E2|FGc2B2|AGE2D2|-DDD4||

slainte

alison


13 May 02 - 02:54 PM (#710390)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: GUEST,PJ Curtis.

The Dolores Keane version is to be found on a Mulligan CD entitled 'Broken Hearted I'll Wander' rec.d in 1981. PJ Curtis (Producer of album)


13 May 02 - 07:46 PM (#710582)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: GUEST,ozmacca

Wasn't there another song with a chorus line of

"Johny, lovely Johnie, Would you leave me..." ?

Dredged up from long long ago, I think it was one of those roistering ones about a soldier leaving his girl to go to High Germany or one of those other places that always appeared in folk songs, but not on maps. It must be thirty years since I heard it and that's the only line that has stuck. Now that it's come back, can anybody help with the rest?


13 May 02 - 07:53 PM (#710588)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: Malcolm Douglas

You'd be thinking of Banks of the Roses, I expect.


15 May 02 - 06:55 PM (#711183)
Subject: RE: lyr.req. Johnny Lovely Johnny
From: GUEST,ozmacca

That's the one.... Thanks Malcolm. It all came flooding back as soon as I read the title.