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Bearheart Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny and Molly (7) RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny and Molly - know it? 19 Jun 04

Malcolm, I looked at the broadside and it's not the same, though in that family of songs for sure.

I decided to dig out the album and look at the liner notes, this is what I found:
"Johnny and Molly
There are numerous songs about true lovers being separated by the pressgang, the recruiting sergeant, or the lure of 'The King's Shilling'. This song is in a slightly more light-hearted vein than most.
Under varying titles: 'Love Farewell' and 'Johnny and Mary', it has been frequently found in the south of England with texts appearing in the Sharp, Hammond and Gardiner collections. Alfred Williams in Folksongs of the Upper Thames describes it as 'An ancient piece reminiscent of operations against the French and Dutch.'
Dolores learned it from Donal McGuire, who collected it in Drogheda. It is possibly the only version to have been found in Ireland."

Any way to trace it from this?



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