Johnnie cam' to our toun, To our toun, to our toun, Johnnie cam' to our toun, The body wi' the tye; And O as he kittl'd me, Kittl'd me, kittl'd me! O, as he kittl'd me - But I forgot to cry. He gaed thro' the fields wi' me, The fields wi' me, the fields wi' me, He gaed thro' the fields wi' me And doun among the rye; Then O as he kittl'd me, Kittl'd me, kittl'd me! O, as he kittl'd me - But I forgot to cry.
- sometimes misattributed to Victor Neuberg (1873 - 1940) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930), "Johnnie wi' the Tye", 1922, published 1923, from Lillygay, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
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