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She isn't her 'dads' daughter...

4 years 7 months ago #643 by ArchiveForum
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Hello everyone,
I am looking for the title and possibly the lyrics to a song i heard while taking a pub tour in Ireland last summer.

The only details of the song I remember is that a girl wants to marry but every boy she asks her dad about he says the boy is her half brother because he had many affairs. Finally at the end her mom lets her in on the fact that she isn't her 'dads' daughter. Thus saying that the mom also had affairs. Does anyone out there know of this song?

Thank you very much!

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4 years 7 months ago #644 by ArchiveForum
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Hello,

I found this. Hope it helps you.

Peter


Shame and Scandal

"Father, oh dear Father
Get off your lazy bones
Tomorrow I will marry
My true love, Jimmy Jones"

"Daughter, oh dear daughter
You'll have to find another
You cannot marry Jimmy Jones
For he is your half-brother"

(Spoken:) So the poor girl moped around for a while, but then her girl friend came in to talk to her, and she said "Honey, don't give up so easy! There's lots of boys in town you ain't even met yet! So let's go out and meet some more boys!" So they did, and the first thing you know she came in and talked to her father again:

"Father, oh dear Father
I hope that yoiu won't mind
But tomorrow I will marry
My true love, Johnny Hines!"

"Daughter , oh dear daughter
You'll have to find another
You cannot marry Johnny Hines
'Cause he is your half-brother!"

(Spoken) Well, if the poor girl was sad the first time, she was just about broken-hearted this time. But her girl friend came in again and talked to her. She said: "Now, Honey, I'l tell you what we're gonna do. Next Sunday we'll get up real early and get on our horses and ride way over on yonder mountain, where your Pappy ain't never been, and meet some more boys!" So they did: they got up early that next Sunday morning and they rode 'way over onto yonder mountain, and the first thing you know she was back again, saying:

"Father, oh dear Father
I hope that you won't care
'But tomorrow I will marry
My true love, John O'Dare"

"Daughter, oh dear daughter
You'll have to find another
You cannot marry John O'Dare
For he is your half-brother!"

(Spoken) Well, this time the poor girl just didn't know what to do, so she went right in and told her mother all about it:

(Different tune:)
"Mother, oh dear Mother
My poor heart is undone
For every boy I love turns out
To be my Daddy's son!"

"So the old lady thought about it for a minute, and she looked over at the old man, where he was settin' on a nail keg whittlin' on an axe-handle, and she decided this was no time for delicacy, so she sung out loud and clear:

(First tune again.)
"Daughter, oh dear Daughter
Go on and make your vow
It ain't no sin for you're no kin
To your Pappy anyhow!'

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