Oh Johnny dearest Johnny what dyed your hands and cloaths

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OH JOHNNY DEAREST JOHNNY, WHAT DYED YOUR HANDS AND CLOATHS? HE ANSWERED HIM AS HE THOUGHT FIT 'BY A BLEEDING AT THE NOSE'. Irish, Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. From the title, the lyric would appear to be a version of "Edward" (Child., vol. 1, No. 13) or "The Witham Miller". A variant is "Dawning of the Day (4) (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 693, p. 174.

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