Johnny Todd

Johnny Todd he took a notion for to cross the ocean wide

And he left his own true lover standing by the Liverpool side

 

Fir a week she wept in sorrow, tore her hair and wrung her hands

Till she met with another sailor walking by the Liverpool strand

 

Why fair maid are you a-weeping? For your Johnnyís gone to sea

I will wed with you tomorrow. I will kind and constant be

 

I will buy you sheets and blankets. Iíll buy you a wedding ring

Iíll buy you a silver cradle for to rock your baby in

 

Juhnny Todd came home from sailing, sailing cross the oceans wide

And he found that his fair and false love was another sailorís bride

 

All you men who go a-sailing for to fight the foreign foe

Do not leave your love like Johnny. Marry her before you go