"Eyes as bright as coal
and lips as bright as cherry, and 'tis her delight to make the young
Though the origins of the song are mysterious, the
text is often linked to the Scottish songs "Licht Bob's Lassie"
and "Aye Waukin' O". It is sometimes also considered part of
the family of songs that include "I Know Where I'm Going" and
the words have been sung to that tune.
I know where I'm going
I know who I love
and my dear knows who I'll marry.
Combs to buckle
my hair and a ring for every finger
But I would give
them all for my handsome winsome Johnny
Fairest of them
all is my handsome winsome Johnny.
contemplator.com, a great Internet
collection of American folk songs, really worth a visit!
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