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Thread #48568   Message #730789
Posted By: michaelr
16-Jun-02 - 01:06 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE LOVELY OHIO (trad. / Chris Carney)
Here's a nice one, done by my friends in the group Dockside:

THE LOVELY OHIO (trad., add. lyrics Chris Carney)

Come all you brisk young fellows who have a mind to roam
In some foreign country a long, long way from home
All in some foreign country along with me you'll go
When we settle on the banks of the lovely Ohio
When we settle on the banks of the lovely Ohio

Come all you pretty fair maids and spin us some yarn
And make for us some clothing to keep us all so warm
You can spin and sew, my loves, while we do reap and mow
When we settle on the banks of the lovely Ohio
When we settle on the banks of the lovely Ohio

There's fishes in the river just fitted for our use
There's tall and lofty sugar cane to give us all its juice
There's every type of game, me boys, and always buck and doe
When we settle on the banks of the lovely Ohio
When we settle on the banks of the lovely Ohio

The grass is always green, my friends, the river's clear as glass
There's room for all our families, for every lad and lass
Such beauty in abundance, it's almost just like home
When we settle on the banks of the lovely Ohio
When we settle on the banks of the lovely Ohio

I forget whether my friend Chris wrote the third or fourth verse.

Cheers,
Michael