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Posted By: Marion
03-Jun-99 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Origins: songs about girl w/ promiscuous father
Subject: seeking song about girl w/ promiscuous father
Hello folks. I recently heard Penny Lang sing an Irish sounding song that sounded great and made us laugh. If anyone recognizes it and can point me to lyrics, chords, or even a title that would be great.

Plot synopsis:

Johnny is a good man who wants to marry me. I would marry Johnny, but my father up and said: "I never told your mother this, but Johnny is a son of mine, so he is kin to you."

(that verse is repeated a few times with other boys' names.)

I'm the most unfortunate girl in the town, and my father is the cause; I'm related to every boy in town and cannot find someone to marry. So I told my mother and she said, "He's not the one who sired you, so marry at your will."

Hmm... it seemed funnier with the real lyrics. Anyone?

Thanks, Marion

Related threads: Also see "Shame and Scandal" and "Johnny Be Fair" in the Digital Tradition Database.
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