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Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be:
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Chorus:
Oh, dear! What can the matter be?
Dear, dear! What can the matter be?
Oh dear! What can the matter be?
Johnny's so long at the fair.

He promised to buy me a trinket to please me
And then for a kiss, oh! He vowed he would tease me,
He promised he'd bring me a bunch of blue ribbons
To tie up my bonnie brown hair.

Chorus

He promised he'd bring me a basket of posies,
A garland of lilies, a garland of roses, 
A little straw hat, to set off the blue ribbons 
That tie up my bonnie brown hair.

Chorus

 

Music excerpt (click on image for pdf version in C, D and Eb)

Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be

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