Johnny, Oh Johnny

DESCRIPTION: "Johnny, oh Johnny, you are my darling, Like a rose that grows in the garden...." The girl's father offers her wealth to marry another; he mother scorns her for wanting Johnny. She intends to follow Johnny anyway, and bids her family farewell
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1970
KEYWORDS: love separation father mother money
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Darling-NAS, pp. 277-278, "Johnny, Oh, Johnny" (1 text)
RECORDINGS:
Pete Steele, "Johnny O Johnny" (AFS, 1938; on KMM)
NOTES: A commonplace theme, but this doesn't look quite like any of the other versions. - RBW
File: DarNS277

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