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Oh No John No

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            A rather 'bawdy' love ballad from 17th century England.
Various lyrics out there - these are the ones I use.

Verse 1
   C      G          C        Am
On yonder hill there stands a maiden 
 C      G    C      Dm              
Who she is I do not know 
C       Dm        C       G 
I shall court her for her beauty 
C        Dm      G    
She must answer yes or no 
C  F       C       G       C 
Oh no John no John no John no

Verse 2
C     G      C       Am 
Madam on thy face is beauty 
C      G         C     Dm         
On thy lips wild roses grow 
C       Dm    C     G 
Madam I would be thy lover 
C     Dm      G       
Madam answer yes or no 
C  F       C       G       C 
Oh no John no John no John no

Verse 3
C     G      C       Am 
Madam on thy face is beauty 
C      G     C      Dm 
At thy bosom lilies grow 
C       Dm    C        G 
In your bower there is pleasure 
C       Dm       G           
Shall I view it yes or no 
C  F       C       G       C 
Oh no John no John no John no

Verse 4
C     G      C        Am
Madam I will give you jewels 
C      G        C        Dm  
I will make you rich and free 
C      Dm       C         G 
I will give you silks and satins 
C     Dm      G         
Madam if you lie with me   
C  F       C       G       C 
Oh no John no John no John no

Verse 5 
C          G    C       Am 
My husband is a Spanish captain 
   C       G     C       Dm 
He went to sea a month ago 
C        Dm        C       G 
First he kissed me then he left me 
C       Dm      G       
Bade me always answer no
C  F       C       G       C 
Oh no John no John no John no

Verse 6
C     G     C        Am 
Madam may I tie your garter 
C       G     C         Dm 
Just an inch above your knee 
C     Dm          C             G 
If my hand should slip a little farther 
C         Dm        G      
Would you think it ill of me?    
C  F       C       G       C 
Oh no John no John no John no

Verse 7
C           G         C     Am     
My love and I went to bed together 
C        G            C         Dm 
There we lay till the cocks did crow 
C         Dm      C       G               
Open your arms my dearest darling 
C         Dm        G      
Open your arms and let me go 
C  F       C       G       C 
Oh no John no John no John no    

Added On April 10th, 2015

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