As I went out on a bright morning
to take a p/leasant walk.
I sat down beside an old stone wall
just to hear two lovers talk
For/ to hear two lovers talk, my love
To hear what thay might say.
So I might learn a little more, love
befor/e I go away.
P/ stands/ for/ P/addy, I sup/p/ose.
J for/ my love John.
W stands/ for/ false William O
But Johnny is the fairest man.
"Johnny is the fairest man," she said
"Johnny is the fairest man.
I don't care what anybody says
for/ Johnny is the fairest man."

Well come on sit beside me, love
Beside me on the green
It's a long three quarters of a year or more
Since together we have been
Since together we have been, my dear
Together we have been
It's a long three quarters of a year or more
since together we have been
Oh I'll not sit beside you, love
Now or any other time
For/ I hear you love another little lass
and your heart's no longer mine.
"And your heart's no longer mine" she said,
"Your heart's no longer mine.
I don't cara what anybody says
Your heart's no longer mine."

So I will climb a high, high tree,
And rob the wild Bird's nest.
Back I'll bring what I find there
To the girl I love the best
"To the girl I love the best," he said
"The girl I love best
Back I'll bring what I find there
To the girl I love the best."
P/ stands/ for/ P/addy, I sup/p/ose.
J for/ my love John.
W stands/ for/ false William O
But Johnny is the fairest man.
"Johnny is the fairest man," she said
"Johnny is the fairest man.
I don't care what anybody says
for/ Johnny is the fairest man."


Lyrics submitted by ewanfan

P Stands for Paddy (Lament for Johnny) song meanings
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