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Johnny Todd

Johnny Todd, he took a notion
For to sail the ocean wide
But he left his true love behind him
Weeping by the Liverpool tide
For a while she wept full sorely
Tore her hair and wrung her hands
Till she met up with another sailor
Walking on the Liverpool sands
Why fair maiden, are you weeping
For your Johnny gone to sea?
If you will wed with me tomorrow
I will kind and constant be
I will buy you sheets and blankets
I will buy you a wedding ring
And I'll give to you a gilded cradle
For to rock your baby in
Johnny Todd came back from sailing
Sailing o'er the ocean wide
But he found his fair and false one
Was another sailor's bride
So all young men who go a-sailing
For to fight the foreign foe
Don't you leave your love, like Johnny
Marry her before you go