Johnny Been to the Sea
Johnny been to the sea
Johnny been to the shore.
Johhny’s been to the island where he’s never been before.
You’re welcome home ,my Johnny,You’re welcome home from sea.
This night my daughter Polly was dreaming of thee.
What luck says Johnny,what luck says he.
I’ve lost my ship and cargo all on the raging sea.
Where is your daughter Polly,John?
Go bring her in to me.
And early in the morning
Married we will be.
My daughter Polly’s absent,John,and she is far away.
And if she was here,John,
She would not let you stay,
For Polly’s very rich,John,and you are very poor.
And if she was here John,she would kick you out the door.
Johnny being drowsy,he hung down his head,
And called for a candle to light him off to bed
My beds are full of strangers,John, and has been all the week.
And for some other lodgings poor Johnny ,you must seek.
Johnny waked up the landlord,a room for to call.
Twenty of the new,John,and twenty of the old.
And Johnny he pulled out his two hands full of gold.
Oh’ I was only joking,John,I only spake my jest.
Without any exceptions she loves you the best.
In come Polly ,with a sparkling facexx .Straightway to Johnny,
And John she did embrace.
My green bed is empty,John,and you shall lay therein.
And early in the morning,married we will be,O’
When I had no money,my lodgings was to seek,
And before I’d lay within your house,
I’d lie out in the street.