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Young Johnny of Hazelgreen

Young Johnny of Hazelgreen

"Oh, what is the matter, my pretty fair maid
What makes you sigh and moan?
Your father is dead and your mother's alive;
I dare you not go home?"
"My father is dead and my mother's alive
But I value it not a pin.
I am weeping for my own true love,
Young Johnny of Hazelgreen."

"Come, go with me, my pretty fair maid,
Come go along with me,
And I'11 take you to as fine a lord
As ever you wish to see."
And when they came to the castle-gate,
Such a crowd there ne'er was seen,
And amongst the crowd was her own true love,
Young Johnny of Hazelgreen.

"You're welcome back, dear father," he said,
"You're welcome back to me;
You've brought me back my bonny fair bride
I thought I never should see,"
For twenty-five kisses he gave to her
Before he let her in, saying,
"I hope you'll make a virtuous bride
For Johnny of Hazelgreen."

Child #293
From Flanders, Ancient Ballads Traditionally sung in New England
collected from Mrs. Lily Delorme of Cadyville NY

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