"Oh, Dear! What deserve to the issue Be?" (aka "Johnny"s So lengthy at the Fair") is a classic nursery rhyme tune that have the right to be traced earlier as far as the 1770"s in England. There are numerous versions the the song.




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Oh, Dear! What have the right to the matter Be?

Nursery Song

(Chorus)O dear, what deserve to the matter be?Dear, dear, what have the right to the matter be?O dear, what have the right to the issue be?Johnny"s so lengthy at the fair.He promised he"d purchase me a gift that would please me,And then because that a kiss, oh! he vowed he would certainly tease me,He promised he"d purchase me a bunch the blue ribbons,To tie up my bonny brown hair.(Chorus)He promised he"d carry me a basket that posiesA garland the lilies, a garland the roses;A tiny straw cap to set off the blue ribbonsThat tie up mine bonny brown hair.(Chorus)


(Chorus)O dear, what can the matter be?Dear, dear, what have the right to the issue be?O dear, what have the right to the issue be?Johnny"s so lengthy at the fair.He promised he"d buy me a gift that would please me,And then for a kiss, oh! he vowed he would certainly tease me,He promised he"d purchase me a bunch of blue ribbons,To tie up mine bonny brown hair.(Chorus)He promised he"d lug me a basket that posiesA garland the lilies, a garland the roses;A small straw hat to set off the blue ribbonsThat tie up mine bonny brown hair.(Chorus)


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Notes

A much shorter Version:Oh dear, what have the right to the issue be?Oh dear, what can the matter be?Oh dear, what can the issue be?Johnny"s so long at the fair.He promised come buy me a bunch the blue ribbonsTo tie up mine bonny brown hair.


Comments

Barbara D. Martin wrote..."My mommy loved this song, as perform I, yet it always bothered me together it was unfinished. Last two verses by Barbara Danforth Martin:Oh, Dear, What deserve to the issue Be?Chorus:Oh, dear, what deserve to the matter be?Dear, dear, what deserve to the matter be?Oh, dear, what have the right to the matter be?Johnny"s so long at the fair.He promised come buy me a basket of posies,A garland of lilies, a garland the roses,A tiny straw hat to collection off the blue ribbonsTo tie up mine bonny brown hair.ChorusHe promised to buy me a fairing must please me,And then for a kiss, oh! he vowed he would certainly tease me,He promised to carry me a bunch of blue ribbonsTo tie up mine bonny brown hair!ChorusHe promised he"d be here before it was gloaming,He promised the over the hills we"d walk roaming,He promised he"d carry me a bunch that blue ribbonsTo tie up my bonny brown hair.ChorusThe moon rises high together I look with my window,And look, there he comes, walking over the meadow,A kiss because that my lips, in my hand there room ribbonsTo tie up my bonnie brown hair!Chorus