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Johnny Be Fair

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

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

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

Well you never saw a maid so sad and sorry as I was
All the lads in town were kin and me father was the cause
If life should thus continue I shall die a single miss
I think I'll go to mother and complain to her of this

Oh, daughter haven't I told you to forgive and to forget
Your father sowed his wild oats, but still you need not fret
You father may be father to all the lads but still,
He's not the one that sired you, so marry whom you will