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(learned orally in the 1950s; old Irish love song from County Antrim, Ireland)

(music to go here)

I know where I'm going,
And I know who's going with me,
I know who I love,
But the dear knows who I'll marry.

I have stockings of silk,
Shoes of bright green leather,
Combs to buckle my hair,
And a ring for every finger.

Feather beds are soft
And painted rooms are bonny
But I would trade them all
For my handsome, winsome Johnny

Some say he's black
But I say he's bonny,
Fairest of them all
Is my handsome, winsome Johnny

(from miriam berg's folksong collection)